Almaty. July 23. Information Center - Kazakhstan’s
trade turnover with the Central Asian countries amounted to US$4.6 billion in
2020, said Kazakh Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov at a 13
July press briefing, writes Assel Satubaldina in Central Asia. EU Reporter
To test the
regional commodity distribution system, an agricultural caravan train will be
largest trade partner in the region is Uzbekistan. In 2020, Kazakhstan’s
exports made nearly $2.1bn, including wheat, oil, and metal products. Kazakhstan’s
biggest imports within the region also come from Uzbekistan, reaching $783.1
million in 2020.
months of 2021, trade between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan totaled $1.2bn, 41.3%
more than the previous year. Exports from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan also grew
54%, reaching $899.2m.
around $800m to Tajikistan – wheat, natural gas, oil products, and coal. And
$562m to Kyrgyzstan. We import textiles, construction materials, and, of
course, seasonal fruit and vegetable products,” said Sultanov.
months of 2021, trade between Kazakhstan and Tajikistan amounted to $335.9m,
a 17.2% increase compared to the same period in 2020.
mostly imports fruits and vegetables, bread and confectionery as well as
In June, Sultanov
and his delegation made a working trip to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, where
Kazakh businesses signed six contracts worth $3m for the pilot supply of
also discussed the establishment of trade routes to facilitate regional
thing is our mutual desire to work together and address any problems that
arise. We are not talking only about imports. Local suppliers asked us to
organize the delivery of Kazakh products that were in demand,” wrote Sultanov
on his social media account.