In the first half-year, total tractor and combine harvester production doubled compared to the same period last year.
When many factories are struggling to operate at a high capacity due to coronavirus, factories producing tractors and combine harvesters are bucking the trend. In January-June, factories operating within the Association of Kazakhstan Automobile Business produced a total of 2,360 units of agricultural machinery worth 33.8 billion tenge. Total tractor and combine harvester production has reached 1,100 units, up 2-fold YoY, and totaled 30.8 billion tenge – a 127.3% increase. A total of 788 tractors to the tune of 16.5billion tenge have been produced, of which 330 have been manufactured in Kostanay region, 321 – in Akmola region and 137 – in East Kazakhstan region. Combine harvester production rose from 150 in January-June last year to 310 units worth 14.3 billion tenge this year. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)