Central Asian countries remain key trade partners of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is increasing the trade turnover with the countries of Central Asia not only in terms of exports and imports, but also in the joint production of goods, announced Kazakh Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov at a briefing in the Central Communications Service. According to him, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan still remain key partners of Kazakhstan in trade relations. For example, the trade turnover with these countries amounted to US$4.6 billion last year. The largest amount of products is exported to Uzbekistan, where goods worth over US$2 billion were supplied. Speaking of imports, the neighboring countries mainly supply textile, building materials and seasonal fruit and vegetable products to Kazakh market.
“The trade turnover with these countries is at a positive level. The main products are wheat, flour, oil and petrochemicals, metals and metal products. It is very important that we also have products of mechanical engineering as part of our agreements on trade cooperation. We supply goods worth nearly US$800 million to Tajikistan. The main ones are the same wheat, oil products, natural gas and coal. We export the same products worth US$562 million to Kyrgyzstan,” Sultanov said.
Translation by Saniya Sakenova
Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova