Kazakhstan Q1 Foreign Trade Surplus Rises To $4.8 Bln

Kazakhstan Q1 Foreign Trade Surplus Rises To $4.8 Bln

ALMATY, May 17 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s foreign trade surplus widened to $4.8 billion in the first quarter from $3.1 billion in the same period last year, the Statistics Committee said on Wednesday. Italy and China were Kazakhstan’s largest export markets in the period, accounting for 20.2 percent and 11.4 percent of revenue, respectively.

Russia provided 40.4 percent of all Kazakhstan’s imports in the period, followed by China, with 15.0 percent.

The following data was supplied by the committee: FOREIGN TRADE BALANCE OF KAZAKHSTAN ($ million) Q1 2017 Q1 2016 Exports 10,810.9 8,316.1 Imports 6,016.9 5,227.5 Balance 4,794.0 3,088.5 Q1 2017 TRADE BY INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY (pct of total) Exports: Imports: Italy – 20.2 Russia – 40.3 China – 11.4 China – 15.0 Netherlands – 9.8 USA – 6.1 Russia – 9.6 Germany – 4.1 France – 7.8 Italy – 3.9 (Reporting by Mariya Gordeyeva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Louise Heavens)

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