Kazakhstan: foreign trade turnover up in 2018

Kazakhstan’s foreign trade turnover in 2018 comprised $93.5 billion, up by 19.7% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reported.

The volume of export in the reporting period made $67 billion (+25.7%) and import was $32.5 billion (+9.9%). (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: pork exports to grow

Although most forecasts indicate that Kazakhstan’s pig industry is heading for extinction, the Kazakh Union of Pig Farmers has recently adopted a development program targeting a significant increase in production capacities with export opportunities. In the plan, Russia and China would be the main targets of the exports. By 2025, the Kazakh Union of Pig…

Kazakhstan: cargo transport via Turkmenistan up in 2018

In 2018, more than 400 trains were sent from Kazakhstan’s “Bolashak” border railway station to neighboring Turkmenistan, twice as much as in 2017, the press service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) reported. Kazakhstan transports wheat, flour, milling products, barley, oats, and lentils. All products are exported to Turkmenistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Cargo traffic passes…

Kazakhstan: 18 million passengers travel by train in 2018

In 2018 Passenger Transportation JSC carried 17, 719,000 passengers (including domestic and transit passengers), down by 500,000 passengers YoY. In 2017 Kazakhstan hosted EXPO 2017 international exhibition, the company’s press service reports. Three new routes were launched last year. Astana-Turkestan train bridges the capital with the new regional center of Turkestan region, the historical city…

Kazakhstan: meat production up in 2018

Meat production in Kazakhstan in 2018 made 270,550 tons, up by 8% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reported.

Milk production was 535,501tons (+10%).

The volume of flour made 4,036,460 tons (+0.7%), sugar – 283,134 tons (-23.9%) and cereals – 81,327 tons (+15%). (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: food prices up in December 2018

In December 2018, food prices in Kazakhstan increased by 5.1% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy reported. Last year, baked goods, cereals, meat, fish and seafood, dairy products, eggs, oils and fats, sugar, confectionery, alcohol-free and alcoholic beverages rose in price, whereas fruit and vegetables became cheaper. Regarding cereal products,…

Kazakhstan: ice storm delays flights in Aktau

At least eight flights have been delayed due to poor weather conditions.

In particular, delayed were flights from Astana, Astrakhan, Moscow, Istanbul and Atyrau and flights bound for Aktobe, Atyrau, Almaty, Astana, Shymkent and Astrakhan, the press service of the Aktau International Airport informs. (Kazinform

Kazakhstan: economy up in January-October 2018

Kazakhstan’s GDP grew by 4.1% YoY in January-October, Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov announced. “In January-October the economy of Kazakhstan maintained a positive growth trend. GDP growth in the period under consideration reached 4.1%. The major factors of economic growth were a high investment activity, slowdown in inflation, and a production increase in the…

Kazakhstan: new airline route to be launched

For the first time ever Kazakhstan’s SCAT air carrier plans to launch a new airline route to the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, from Astana city, the company’s Facebook account reads.

Astana-Dushanbe-Astana flights will be performed twice a week on Fridays and Sunday by CRJ 200 craft from December 14 this year. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: GDP per capita to increase

Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov has announced a forecast of the country’s social and economic development for 2019-2023. “The forecast is based on the statistical reporting data on GDP for 2017, the results of economic sectors in seven months of the current year, and the trends on world commodity markets,” said Timur…