Markets

Markets

According to statistics, the foreign trade of the Almaty region at the end of 2018 amounted to $ 1.5 billion. Imports prevail in the region’s commodity turnover structure (79% or $ 1.2 billion), which decreased by 16.5% or $ 241.4 million. Exports increased by 16.1% or $ 44.3 million and amounted to $ 318.7 million.

In terms of export volumes, the Almaty region, among other regions of Kazakhstan, is in 13th place and occupies a 0.9% share in the country's exports.

Export structure of the region:

  • 59.4% ($ 189.2 million) - food products (cigarettes, fish fillets, wheat flour, confectionery, malt, poultry meat, soft drinks), markets: Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Russia , Uzbekistan, Tajikistan;
  • 17% ($ 54.1 million) - machinery, equipment, instruments and devices (batteries, bearings, cars), sales markets: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan;
  • 12% ($ 38.2 million) - mineral products (liquefied propane, barium sulfate, plaster, slate), sales markets: China, Turkmenistan, Russia;
  • 5.6% ($ 17.8 million) - products of the chemical industry (plugs and closures for closures, polyethylene pipes, polystyrene products, putty materials, PVC profiles), sales markets: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan ;
  • 2% (US $ 6.5 million) - building materials (gypsum products, granite), sales markets: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan;
  • 1.6% ($ 5.2 million) - metals and products from them (pipes from ferrous metals, iron profiles, aluminum profiles, copper profiles, metal structures from ferrous metals), sales markets: Kyrgyzstan, Russia;
  • 1.5% (US $ 4.7 million) - wood and pulp and paper products (paper and cardboard products, chipboard), sales markets: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan;
  • 0.6% ($ 1.9 million) - textiles and textile products (wool), sales markets: China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan;
  • 0.4% ($ 1.2 million) - the remaining product groups (tanned leather, electric lighting equipment, etc.).


In the structure of exports of processed goods, more than half is accounted for by consumer goods (53.5% of all processed goods), intermediate goods account for 44.7% of the share and 1.8% are the means of production.

Exports of finished goods in 2018 amounted to $ 268.1 million, an increase of 11.6% compared with 2017. The largest volume of exports accounted for cigarettes ($ 110.3 million), batteries ($ 40.2 million), fish fillets ($ 17.9 million), wheat flour (15.3 million US dollars), confectionery ($ 9.7 million), corks and lids of plastics ($ 7.9 million), malt ($ 7 million), plaster products (5, $ 8 million), bearings ($ 4.2 million), poultry meat ($ 3.6 million), soft drinks ($ 2.7 million), cars ( 2,7 mln. Dollars of the USA) and so forth

In export policy, the region is more focused on Kyrgyzstan - 24.5% of the share (cigarettes, gypsum products, batteries, soft drinks, etc.), Russia - 18.7% (batteries, bearings, malt) and China - 9, 9% (petroleum gases, confectionery, wool). The export of processed goods is mainly directed to the countries of the EAEU and the CIS - 64.8% of the share. At the same time, exports within the framework of the EAEU grew by 26.7% from $ 103 to $ 130.5 million, due to an increase in the supply of batteries. Exports to the CIS countries (without EAEU) grew by 4.6% from $ 54 to $ 56.5 million.

Country

millions 
USА dollars

main export goods

Kyrgyzstan

77,9

cigarettes 46.1 million USA dollars, gypsum products 3.1 million US dollars, batteries 2.6 million USA dollars, soft drinks 2.4 million USA dollars

Russia

59,5

34.7 million USA batteries, 4.2 million USA bearings, malt 3.6 million USA

China

31,5

oil gases 20.1 million USA dollars, pastry 4.4 million US dollars, wool 1.2 million US dollars

Mongolia

27,2

cigarettes 25.6 million USA dollars, confectionery 1.1 million USA dollars

Afghanistan

23,4

wheat flour 15 million USA dollars, cigarettes 7.2 million UAS dollars

Ukraine

20,5

cigarettes 18.1 million USA dollars

Tajikistan

16,5

cigarettes 6.6 million USA dollars, gypsum products 2.7 million UAS dollars, stucco 1 million USA dollars

Uzbekistan

16,0

cigarettes 3.5 million USA dollars, malt 2.6 million US dollars, corks and caps of plastics 2.1 million USA dollars, cars 1.6 million USA dollars

Turkmenistan

15,7

barium sulphate 11.9 million USA dollars, plastic caps and lids 2.2 million US dollars, milk and cream not condensed 0.7 million USA dollars

Lithuania

4,7

fish products 4.7 million USA dollars

Denmark

4,6

fish products 4.6 million USA

Azerbaijan

3,7

barium sulphate 1.8 million USA dollars, batteries 1 million USA dollars, plugs and plastic covers 0.7 million USA dollars,

Poland

3,1

$ 2.9 million fish fillets

Germany

2,8

$ 1.9 million fish fillet, plants and parts used for perfume purposes $ 0.5 million

France

1,7

fish fillet 1.3 million USA dollars

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