March 14, 2011 / 5:18 AM / 7 years ago

TABLE-Kazakh trade surplus shrinks to $2.4 bln in Jan

 March 14 (Reuters) -     ALMATY, March 14 (Reuters) -
Kazakhstan's trade 
surplus shrank to $2.4 billion in January 2011 from $2.8 billion
in the same month of last year, the State Statistics Agency said
on Monday.	
 Exports, predominantly oil and metals, eased by 0.7 percent 
year-on-year to $4.2 billion in January 2011, while imports 
expanded by 21.8 percent to $1.8 billion.	
 Russia was Kazakhstan's main trading partner in January, 
with an 11.9 percent share of total exports in the period and a 
43.3 percent share of imports.	
 Though Russia was the biggest supplier of Kazakh imports, 
China was the biggest export market, with a 17.8 percent share.	
 Following are data supplied by the State Statistics Agency:	
 FOREIGN TRADE BALANCE OF KAZAKHSTAN ($ million)	
                      Jan 2011        Jan 2010
 Exports                  4,229.9         4,259.4
 Imports                  1,791.4         1,471.2
 Balance                 +2,438.5        +2,788.2
 
 	
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