Non-primary foreign exports increasing by nearly 35 percent in five months caused Kazakhstan’s wheat sales dramatic growth.

According to the Kazakh Ministry of Trade and Integration press service, the trade turnover of non-primary goods of Kazakhstan in January – May 2022 attained $25.3 billion (20.4 percent up compared to the same period of the previous year ($21.0 billion).
QazTrade, center for trade policy development under the Ministry of Trade and Integration, reported that the increase of non-primary goods export from Kazakhstan reached 34.7 percent in five months ($9.7 billion).
The export growth has been contributed to by a significant increase in the supply of non-raw materials such as ferroalloys, uranium, copper, sulfur, and unprocessed zinc.
The supplies of wheat or wheat-rye flour drastically increased by 86 percent, as well as oxides and hydroxides aluminum – by 89.2 percent.
At the same time, the average boost of the import attained 12.9 percent ($15.5 billion). An increase in the import of such non-primary goods as automobile bodies, medicines packaged for retail sale, ferrous metal products, parts, accessories for cars and tractors, engines internal combustion with spark ignition, telephones, and air conditioning units drives its growth.
The ministry reports that Kazakhstan’s main trading partners in non-primary goods are Russia (export – 17.9 percent, import – 37.2 percent), China (export – 19.9 percent, import – 23.5 percent) and Turkey (export – 7.5 percent, import – 2.9 percent).

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