Kazakh – Eurasian Economic Union 2021 Trade Up 30.5%

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Mutual trade between Kazakhstan and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries – Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia reached US$23.4 billion for the eleven months January to November 2021, a 30.5% increase compared to the same period in 2020, according to data released by Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee.

Of this, Kazakhstan exports reached US$6.9 billion – an increase of 35.3%), while EAEU imports into Kazakhstan reached US$16.5 billion accounts for import – an increase of 25.7%.

Russia was responsible for the bulk of this trade accounting for 92.9% of the total share, while Kazakhstan’s neighbour Kyrgyzstan accounted for 3.7% and Belarus 3.3%

2021 Kazakh – EAEU Imports

In terms of products, 10.6% of Kazakhstan’s imports were mineral products, 26.6% machinery, equipment, vehicles, and tools while 16.1% accounted for metals and metal goods, and 15.2% in chemicals and related products. 15.7% accounted for animal and vegetable products, including prepared food items, with 15.2% in non-specific imports.

2021 Kazakh – EAEU Exports

36.4% of Kazakhstan’s exports were for mineral products, 31.8% metals and related articles, 12.9% chemical and related products, industries, 9% animal and vegetable products, 7.7% in machinery, equipment, vehicles, and tools, and 2.2% in general goods and products.

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