The volume of Kazakhstan’s salt exports in January-March grew by 27% YoY.
The export turnover reached 39,400 tons in the first quarter, the message reads.
In January-May Kazakhstan produced 88,900 tons of salt, up by 6.7% YoY.
Kyzylorda region accounts for 99.9% of Kazakhstan’s salt production for the giant plant Araltuz is located there.
Araltuz occupies 12% of the Russian salt market. Last year the company started its salt deliveries to Azerbaijan, now it negotiates with China to tune up salt supplies.
The domestic market is fully supplied with salt that let keep prices down. Last year salt prices went up by just 0.4%, to KZT 51.3 per kg this May against a 5% increase in food prices recorded last year. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)