Growth of Kazakhstan’s export potential
Kazakhstan is increasing export opportunities. Regions demonstrate steady growth. Exports volumes increased by 16% compared to last year in Kostanay region. Local enterprises are ready to increase the supply and production of non-primary products such as pasta and flour. This plant produces about 800 tonnes of flour per day. 99% of production is exported. Good quality products win the market. The main partner is Afghanistan.
DULAT SHAYAKHMENTOV, DIRECTOR GENERAL, MILLS COMPLEX:
- Raw materials are available, the harvest will be good. Nine wagons of flour will be produced per day. Our record is 28 wagons.
Regional enterprises trade with sixty countries. Food deliveries to Russia increased in the first half of 2017. They export flour confectionery, sweets and chocolate. Exporters are provided support in expansion of sales markets.
TALGAT MAISHIN, DEPUTY HEAD OF REGIONAL DEPARTMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT:
- Expenses of four regional enterprises for promoting products to foreign markets have been reimbursed. Two enterprises took part in trade missions as part of the provision of service support; part of the costs associated with the registration of the trademark was reimbursed.
New sales market for poultry products was found. Due to supplies to Tajikistan, egg exports doubled and brought $800,000 of profit in half a year. South Kazakhstan region demonstrated its growing potential as well. According to the entrepreneurship department, the region’s exports revenue made up almost $470 million this year. This is the merit of the textile and food industries, machine building, metallurgy, and the pharmaceutical industry.
KHIKMAT RAIYMBEKOV, HEAD, INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT:
- Our products are not inferior in terms of quality. Our products, especially food, are environmentally friendly because they contain fewer concentrates. Therefore, we have an export potential here. In order to develop the export potential, by 2019 we aim to increase export by 15%.
Antibiotics, drugs for treatment of cardiovascular diseases and pediatric medications are traditional products of a large pharmaceutical plant of the country which can be found in pharmacies of many CIS countries. Last year, goods worth 2,5 billion tenge were exported from this plant.
TATYANA DENISOVA, SPECIALIST, EXPORT DEPARTMENT:
- Last year we shipped approximately 8 million products, particularly, tablets, ampoules and syrons. In monetary terms, it amounts to 2.5 billion tenge. This year we plan to increase the growth by about 10-15%.
The country’s other enterprises plan to increase their presence on foreign markets. Sales should increase in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Recently, Iran has become attractive for local businessmen. In order to increase the export potential to a greater extent, the region is developing a modern transport and logistics system. For example, as part of the Nurly Zhol state program the construction of a large logistics zone is being completed in Shymkent. The first warehouse premises already work.