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Kazakhstan’s foreign trade turnover hit $42.5bln since year began

11 August 2020 15:48

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s foreign trade turnover has totaled 43.5 billion dollars for January-June this year, National Economy Minister Ruslan Dalenov told the Tuesday government session, Kazinform correspondent reports.

Kazakhstan’s foreign trade turnover has totaled 42.5 billion dollars in the first half-year of 2020, including exports worth US26bn and imports worth US16.5bn, resulting in a trade surplus of US9.5bn.

Other figures include a 2.1% increase in the production sector, a 6.3% rise in construction, a 3.8% growth in the manufacturing industry, and a 2.5% increase in agriculture.

The minister also outlined the reductions in some sectors, including a 4.3% fall in operations involving real estate, a 5.3% decrease in administrative services, a 11.9% drop in trade, and a 15.6% decline in the transport sector.