Mongolia might harvest wheat to fully provide country with flour

Economy | Agriculture
2016-08-25 14:06:47

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At a cabinet meeting held Wednesday, a preliminary balance of harvest for this autumn was presented.

According to the balance, Mongolia is expected to harvest 501.0 thousand tons of grain, of which 482.1 thousand tons of wheat, 174.7 thousand tons of potatoes, 117.5 thousand tons of vegetables, 32.5 thousand tons of oil plants, and 43.4 thousand tons of fodder plants.

It has been estimated that 320 thousand tons of wheat is required for producing flour which fully provides the country’s needs a year. By the balance, the country is possible to provide the domestic needs with flour produced from wheat to be harvested in this autumn.

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry reported that six thousand tons of fuel is expected to be needed for harvesting works.