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Flaxseed: sowing starts in northern Kazakhstan

April 28, 2020 11:49 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NUR-SULTAN. Flaxseed sowing has started early in northern Kazakhstan. Sowing normally starts at the beginning of May. Experts do not, however, rule out a decline in production this season.

Yields are decisive

Prompted by an increase in acreage and yields production exceeded 1 million metric tonnes this season as official data confirms. Production ranged at 933,500 metric tonnes last season. Sowing is currently expected to exceed 1 million hectares this year, but if yields turn out to be average of around 0.8 metric tonnes per hectare production will only range at 850,000 metric tonnes.

Flaxseed production, Kazakhstan (incl. dockage and waste)

Season

ha

mt/ha

mt

2016/17

633,600

0.9

561,800

2017/18

858,700

0.8

683,300

2018/19

1,076,900

0.9

933,500

2019/20

1,037,000

1.0

1,007,200

2020/21*

1,065,000

0.8

850,000

Kazakhstan Statistical Office

*unofficial estimate

Stable prices

Farmgate prices have remained firm in Kazaksthan and in Russia. Spot market prices have, in addition, remained stable in Europe. Demand is very much limited at present.

Flaxseed

Quality

EUR/kg

Brown, 99.9%, Eastern Europe, DDP DE

0.59-0.62

Brown, 97%, Kazakhstan, FCA KAZ

0.41-0.43

Brown, 97%, Russia, FCA RU

0.43-0.45

*Reference prices

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