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Astana, Kazakhstan • 23 January, 2023 | 15:48

Tajikistan to Supply 6,000 Tons of Onions to Kazakhstan

Additional import of the vegetables are being negotiated

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Kazakhstan has reached an agreement with Tajikistan over the supply of onions to the domestic market, QazMonitor reports citing QazTrade.

According to the director general at QazTrade Nuraly Bukeikhanov, the parties signed a document on the guaranteed supply of 6,000 tons of early onions to Kazakhstan in the off-season. Onions harvested in the Khatlon Region in mid-April will be available in the country by late April–early May.

“The Tajik side has provided us with a tariff discount for rail transportation,” added Bukeikhanov.

Due to the high demand in Kazakhstan, the representative also noted that additional volumes of the vegetable to Kazakhstan are being worked out. According to the ministry of agriculture, the internal demand for onions stands at about 25-30 thousand tons a month. Currently, the country has 152.4 thousand tons in reserves.

Earlier, the government halted the export of onions for three months in order to stabilize prices and ensure domestic self-sufficiency.

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