Kazakhstan: economy growing in January-August 2018

According to the results of the first eight months of 2018, the growth of gross domestic product (GDP) in Kazakhstan amounted to 3.8%, Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov revealed. While addressing the government’s session, minister Suleimenov noted that the positive trend of economic growth in Kazakhstan had persisted in January-August. “At the same time…

Kazakhstan: flour exports up in May 2018

Kazakhstan exported 162 thousand tons of flour in May, up by 18% MoM (137.5 thousand tons), but down by 2% YoY (165 thousand tons). In total, Kazakh flour exports in MY 2017-2018 (September-May) were up by 4% YoY, at 1.8 million tons. The biggest importers of flour from Kazakhstan are its neighbors Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.…

Kazakhstan: Turkish investors to build greenhouses in Turkestan

Turkestan region governor Zhanseiit Tuimebayev met with Dal Holding Investment CO deputy director Cemalettin Ceker, the governor’s press service reports. The parties debated issues concerning attraction of investments to the development of glass-house industry in Turkestan and Kentau. According to the project proposed, up-to-date greeneries will be built in the territory of 200 ha, 80%…

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…