August 15, 2011 / 6:12 AM / 7 years ago

TABLE-Kazakh H1 trade surplus grows to $28.3 bln

 SINGAPORE, Aug 15 (Reuters) -     ALMATY, Aug 15 (Reuters) -
Kazakhstan's foreign trade 
surplus grew to $28.3 billion in the first six months of 2011 
from $16.6 billion in the same period of last year, the State 
Statistics Agency said on Monday.	
 Exports, predominantly oil and metals, rose by 51.8 percent 
year-on-year to $44.9 billion in January-June 2011. Imports rose
by 28.4 percent to $16.6 billion in the same comparison.	
 Italy was Kazakhstan's largest export market in the period, 
contributing a 16.1 percent share of export revenues. China was 
second, with 15.5 percent, and Russia third with 9.1 percent.	
 Russia also accounted for 42.9 percent of all imports, 
followed by China with 12.1 percent and Ukraine with 5.1 
percent.	
 Following are data supplied by the State Statistics Agency:	
  
  FOREIGN TRADE BALANCE OF KAZAKHSTAN ($ million)	
                 Jan-June 2011      Jan-June 2010	
 Exports                 44,916.3           29,579.8	
 Imports                 16,642.7           12,959.7	
 Balance                +28,273.6          +16,620.1 
  
 JAN-JUNE 2011 TRADE BY INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY (pct of total)	
 EXPORTS                     IMPORTS	
 Italy - 16.1                Russia - 42.9	
 China - 15.5                China -  12.1	
 Russia - 9.1                Ukraine - 5.1	
 Netherlands - 8.9           Germany - 4.9	
 France - 5.9                United States - 4.0 
  
 	
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