February 13, 2014 13:46
Kazakhstan's trade surplus narrows 29.7% in 2013
ASTANA. Feb 13 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's trade surplus narrowed 29.7% in 2013 to $33.6 billion, the State Statistics Agency said.
Foreign trade turnover in 2013 compared with 2012 decreased by 1.1% to $131.4 billion, including $82.5 billion exports (down 4.6%) and $48.9 billion imports (up 5.4%).
Export to Customs Union states amounted to $5.863 billion, down 5.9%, and imports from those countries to $18.367 billion, up 9.5%.
The main buyers of Kazakhstan goods were Italy (18.4% of all exports), China (17.4%) and the Netherlands (11.8%).
Kazakhstan imported goods from Russia (36.2%), China (16.8%), Germany (5.7%) and Ukraine (4.6%).
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