Kazakhstan: Poultry imports will be reduced by 30% in 2012

18-10-2011 | | |

In 2012, poultry imports to the Republic of Kazakhstan will be reduced by 30%, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture announced recently.

According to Nurlybek Malelova, the managing director of the country’s largest agricultural holding, KazAgro, the implementation of investment programs to finance high-tech projects will not only reduce the share of import on the domestic market but also in the foreseeable future will enable the country to supply poultry for export.

The first project will be launched in December this year in the South Kazakhstan region. Equipped with the latest technology the new complex will produce 4.8 tonnes of poultry meat per year. The total project cost is about 3.8 mln. tenge (US$ 26.000) The new complex will have a full production cycle – from hatchery to waste processing plant. All in all, holding approved the construction of six such facilities across the country with total production volume of about 40 thousand tonnes per year. Total investments cost – 14.9 billion tenge (US$ 100.8 mln). 12 billion (US$ 81 mln.) of which is accounted for by KazAgro, the remaining amount has been allocated by the federal government.

“The volume of imports has remained unchanged over the past few years. However, growth in domestic production, which in the past few years was about 15% per year, will let us significantly cut import supplies – almost by 30% compared with the level of 2011. In 2012 we plan to bring this volume of domestic poultry production up to 130 thousand”, said representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture. Nowadays the total volume of poultry import in Kazakhstan is about 100 thousand tonnes per year.