July 14, 2011 / 5:44 AM / 7 years ago

TABLE-Kazakh Jan-May trade surplus grows to $21.5 bln

 ALMATY, July 14 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's foreign trade 
surplus grew to $21.5 billion in the first five months of 2011 
from $13.9 billion in the same period of last year, the State 
Statistics Agency said on Thursday.     
 Exports, predominantly oil and metals, rose by 44.3 percent 
year-on-year to $34.9 billion in January-May 2011. Imports rose 
by 30.0 percent to $13.4 billion in the same comparison.     
 China was Kazakhstan's largest export market in the period, 
contributing a 15.8 percent share of export revenues. Italy was 
second, with 14.3 percent, and Russia third with 10.3 percent.  
  
 Russia also accounted for 42.7 percent of all imports, 
followed by China with 12.0 percent and Ukraine with 5.2 
percent.     
 Following are data supplied by the State Statistics Agency: 


  
  FOREIGN TRADE BALANCE OF KAZAKHSTAN ($ million)     
                  Jan-May 2011       Jan-May 2010     
 Exports                 34,906.7           24,196.9     
 Imports                 13,358.5           10,278.7     
 Balance                +21,548.2          +13,918.2 
  
 JAN-MAY 2011 TRADE BY INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY (pct of total)     
 EXPORTS                     IMPORTS     
 China - 15.8                Russia - 42.7     
 Italy - 14.3                China - 12.0     
 Russia - 10.3               Ukraine - 5.2     
 Netherlands - 8.7           Germany - 4.9     
 France - 4.9                United States - 4.0 
  
 	
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