Kazakhstan boosts kymyz production

1,200,000 tonnes of kymyz (fermented mare's milk) were produced in Kazakhstan in the first half of the year. This is a 56 percent increase compared to January-June 2022, according to the Energyprom.kz portal. According to experts, one of the reasons for the growth in the production of this unique fermented beverage over the years is the increase in processing volumes of mare's milk. A similar trend is also observed in relation to another Kazakh national beverage, shubat (camel's milk), whose production reached 1,500 tonnes in the first half of the year, which is a 13 percent increase compared to last year. It bears noting that kymyz, shubat and saumal (fresh mare’s milk) made in Kazakhstan are exported abroad, mainly to Russia, China, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, as well as to Germany and France.