Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Airport international passenger flow up in H1 2018

The passenger traffic at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport hit 2,045,154 passengers in January-June, up by 17% YoY, the company’s press service reports. In the past six months it also increased internal passenger flow by 12%, the airport served 1,346,578 people at large. During the period under consideration, the international airport received 798,576 of international…

Kazakhstan: flour supplied to Afghanistan through new railway route

Kazakhstan has started supplying flour to Afghanistan through the new railway route, the press service of Kazakhstan Railways JSC reported. A flour-laden train has been sent from Kostanay station to Afghanistan, and the train will pass through the territory of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, according to the report. The length of the Kostanay-Bolashak-Serhetabad (Turkmenistan) route is…

Kazakhstan: Astana-Helsinki flight resumed

Finnair air carrier resumes its flights to Astana. The flights will be operated from July till September twice a week on Wednesday and Fridays by comfortable Airbus 319. The flight duration is four hours, the press service of the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport JSC said. Last summer Finnair transported more than 3,000 passengers. (Kazinform/Business World…

Kazakhstan: salt exports up in Q1 2018

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…

Kazakhstan: exports up in April 2018

The prices for exported goods in Kazakhstan in April increased by 0.6% compared to December 2017, and for imported goods – by 1.1%, according to the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh National Economy Ministry. In the reporting period the increase in prices of export supplies was registered for copper – by 7.9%, non-ferrous and ferrous…

Kazakhstan: peas lose Turkish market

Although the crop of peas in Kazakhstan increased substantially in 2017, their exports have started sinking. The reasons include both intensifying competition among exporters of this crop and weaker foreign demand. Kazakhstan exported some 20.2 thousand tons of peas in the first seven months of 2017-2018 (September-March), down 4-fold YoY. Turkey, which has been the…

Kazakhstan: defense industry development one of priorities

“Today’s situation in the world forces all to strengthen the country’s defense capability,” Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said opening the V International Exhibition Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2018 in Astana. “Our country pursues peaceful policy aimed at strengthening good-neighborly relations with near and far-abroad countries. However, today’s situation in the world forces all to…

Kazakhstan: Iranian rice to be sown

One of the peasant enterprises of Kyzylorda region plans to sow Iranian Torem Hoshemi rice variety on 500 ha. Last year it sowed a trial of Iranian rice on 70 hectares and got a good harvest, thus, gaining an opportunity to export its products to Iran. The local experts analyzed the mineral content of the…

Kazakhstan: fourth refinery to be built

Kazakh Energy Ministry has found a private investor ready to take part in construction of the fourth refinery in the territory of Kazakhstan, our correspondent reports. “Another key step in the domestic oil and gas industry is construction of a new refinery. A group was set up on the instructions of the president to develop…