Kazakhstan increased export volumes to the EAEU countries
Kazakhstan has increased export volumes to the EAEU countries. Export volumes have grown by almost 60% in January compared to the same period last year, EEC Minister of Integration and Macroeconomics Tatyana Valovaya said.
TATYANA VALOVAYA, EEC MINISTER OF INTEGRATION AND MACROECONOMICS:
- In January, Kazakhstan’s export to the EAEU increased by 59.2% compared to January, 2016. It is almost 60%. The EAEU export volumes have also increased by 38.1%. On the one hand, Kazakhstan’s higher export volumes are good for the country’s economy. On the other hand, it demonstrates the overall economic growth of the Union. There is a steady economic growth because products are in demand.
China is one of the main consumers of Kazakhstan’s goods. Kazakhstan’s mutton will appear in Chinese markets in the second half of the year, as Kazakh Deputy Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Issayeva said. According to Gulmira Issayeva, at present, Kazakhstan’s veterinary service is coordinating the protocol on sanitary requirements with the special department of China.
GULMIRA ISSAYEVA, KAZAKH VICE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE:
- Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture has elaborated the Road Map program on both attraction of foreign investments and promotion of Kazakhstan’s agricultural products abroad. The Road Maps have been developed for the prioritized types of products and for the markets we are interested in. They are markets in the EAEU, China, Iran and the Persian Gulf.
NURZHAN ALTAYEV, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL CHAMBER OF ENTREPRENEURS ‘ATAMEKEN’:
- I would like to address my words to all Kazakhstani entrepreneurs. If you make fine products and are able to export it to China, you can contact the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs on our official website www.palata.kz. You can fill in the form and start exporting your goods to China.
Kazakhstan’s fish is in demand in Europe. Germany, Israel and Russia purchase nearly 70% of Shardara pikeperch. This is 10 types of fish products. There are 3 plants that process up to 6,000 tons of fish annually and 28 fisheries in the South Kazakhstan region. It is planned to open an agricultural cooperative and expand production and export volumes in the region.