Kyrgyzstan intends to increase its export volume to China

Kyrgyzstan intends to increase its export volume to China

Kyrgyzstan is increasing its export potential. The country intends to increase its export volume to China. The share of exported products amounted over 5%. The list of exported goods includes nearly 100 items. Mainly ores, petroleum, grain, medicinal plants, raw fur, leather, wool and yarn are sold to China.

VENERA MAMBETALIYEVA, SPOKESPERSON, NATIONAL STATISTICAL COMMITTEE OF KYRGYZSTAN:

 - In 2017, Kazakhstan’s exports to China amounted to US$97.5 million, and compared with 2016 it increased by 21.7%. China is ranked 7th among all the countries to which Kyrgyzstan exports.

In the near future, Kyrgyz businessmen will increase their export performance. The businessmen are ready to offer environmentally friendly products to Chinese consumers including, several types of honey. One of the country's beekeeping enterprises exports almost half of the amount of the plant’s honey to China.

AZNOR ATABIYEV, PRODUCTION DIRECTOR OF PLANT:

 - Currently, in a year we export over 500 tonnes of honey to the Chinese market. However, the Chinese market is a big one, which we will continue to supply. Therefore, we are looking for new customers and slowly increasing our volumes.

Soon products of the ‘Made in Kyrgyzstan’ confectionery will be exported to the Chinese market as well. A company that has established as a manufacturer of a natural and high-quality product has become the flagship in this industry in the Kyrgyz market and plans to export its baked products. The Chinese appreciated the Kyrgyz white and rye bread. A recipe was specially developed with Chinese technologists. Every month the company exports 40 tonnes of baked products to China.

ABDURAKHMAN SUKHADZHIYEV, SPOKESPERSON, CONFECTIONERY COMPANY:

 - Many of our customers, who are from China, have liked this bread because it is an ecological product. People, who for the first time tried our nut and raisins from Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan, have immediately noticed the flavour.

Kyrgyzstan intends to expand the range of products exported to China. Beef, lamb and poultry have been prioritized. The parties have signed four export protocols.