Meanwhile, cereal production in Kazakhstan decreased by 5% during the year
In January - September of this year, cereal production in Kazakhstan decreased by 4.6% per year and amounted to 58 300 tons. Over the same period last year, Kazakhstani companies produced 61 200 tons of cereals, annual growth amounted to 19.9%.
In general, in 2018, cereal production reached 82 500 tons, growing by 17% compared with the previous year (70 600 tons). Buckwheat was produced most of all: 42 600 tons (+ 46% per year). The production of millet amounted to 5 200 tons, pearl barley – 3 000 tons, barley – 2 900 tons, corn – 1 400 tons.
The decline in cereal production in this year has contributed by the increased prices. For example, in October 2019, the price of farina was 259, 4 tenge per kg – 17.3% more than in the same period a year earlier (221 tenge per kg). The most expensive is farina for people of Atyrau (398 tenge per kg), Nur-Sultan (370 tenge per kg) and Aktau (349 tenge per kg).
The price of millet, in turn, increased immediately by 61.3% per year, from 226.8 to 365.9 tenge per kg. The highest price for millet is observed in Nur-Sultan (515 tg per kg), Atyrau (456 tg per kg) and Semey (431 tg per kg).
Buckwheat increased in price by 6.7% per year, to 265.1 tenge per kg. Inhabitants of the capital (392 tg per kg), Aktau (331 tg per kg) and Atyrau (330 tg per kg) will have to spend the most on buckwheat.
Oat groats in Kazakhstan rose by 8.4% per year, to 349.3 tenge per kg. The highest price is observed in Atyrau (440 tg per kg), Turkestan (406 tg per kg) and Almaty (405 tg per kg).
The price of pearl barley increased by 15.4% per year and amounted to 197.1 tenge per kg. Most of all, pearl barley costs to people of Atyrau (309 tg per kg), Nur-Sultan (277 tg per kg) and Kostanay (247 tg per kg).