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Information of trade and economic cooperation Kazakhstan and Belarus
According to the statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus in January-September
2019 between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Belarus trade turnover amounted to 714.5 million USD (which is 3.1% more than in the same period of 2018), imports of Kazakh products increased by 35.5 % and amounted to 112.12 million USD, and exports from Belarus to Kazakhstan decrease (increased) by 1.3% to $ 602 million USD.
According to the statistics Committee of Kazakhstan in the period January-September 2019, the turnover of Kazakhstan and Belarus amounted to 526.2 million dollars, exports from Kazakhstan to Belarus – $68 million, and imports to Kazakhstan from Belarus - $ 458.2 million.
A key element of the bilateral cooperation is Kazakhstan-Belarus Intergovernmental Governmental Commission (IGC) on Trade and economic cooperation which was established since 1996.
15th meeting of IGC was held in Nur-Sultan, October 10, 2019.
We consider the implementation of the Protocol of the 14th meeting of the IGC, also an action plan of cooperation between the two Governments for 2019-2020, on trade-economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and Belarus and prospects for extension of cooperation in the sphere of industrial cooperation and supply of equipment, in the field of agriculture and food industry, in the areas of health, on cooperation in cultural-humanitarian sphere, in science, technology and education in the field of space activities.
At the end of the meeting was signed the IGC Protocol.
16th meeting of Intergovernmental Governmental Commission will be held in the 2020 in the Republic of Belarus.
Within the framework of the official visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Kazakhstan Lukashenko A. G. on October 24, 2019, the Kazakh-Belarusian business forum was held, following the forum signed 15 agreements a total amount of $ 75 million in the sectors of mechanical engineering, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.
During the forum, special attention was paid to the further development of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries and the practical aspects of doing business. At the same time, the prospects and challenges facing the business community were discussed, as well as new contacts were established between the business structures of Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Trade and economic cooperation in the agro-industrial sphere between the countries is developing dynamically. Thus, on October 25, 2019, the first meeting of the Belarusian-Kazakh interdepartmental working group on the development of promising areas of bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture was held in Nur-Sultan.
Promising areas of collaboration: projects on processing of meat and milk for further exports into the Asian markets, the export of Belarusian breeding cattle, creation of joint enterprise for production of veterinary drugs to meet the needs of the domestic market of Kazakhstan and with the prospect of exports to third countries.
In January - August 2019, the trade turnover of agricultural products and food products between the countries reached 197.7 million dollars.
July 5, 2019 in Minsk the first meeting of Business Council between Foreign Trade Chamber of Kazakhstan and Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry took place.
The delegations discussed on further development of trade relations, during 3-5 July 2019 in Minsk, Kazakh food producers held promotional tasting-exhibition goods such as pasta, stewed meat, confectionery, flour, juices, mayonnaise and ketchup.
Industrial cooperation is the most important area of bilateral cooperation.
Within the framework of bilateral cooperation 8 projects have been jointly implemented in this direction:
1. Carries out the production and service of quarry equipment "BelAZ" on the basis of LLP JV "Kazbelaz".
2. Production of combines on the basis of JSC "Agromashholding".
In January-July 2019, produced 290 harvesters in the amount of 13.1 billion tenge.
3. Production of tractors "Belarus" at LLP "SemAZ".
In January-July 2019, were produced 305 tractors in the amount of 2.3 billion tenge.
4. Production of tractors " Belarus "on the basis of LLP"Composite Group".
In January-July 2019 produced 111 tractors in the amount of 760 million tenge.
5. Production of vehicles " MAZ "on the basis of LLP "Hyundai Trans Auto".
6. Production of agricultural machinery on the basis of LLP "Kazakhstan agro Innovation Corporation".
In January-July 2019 produced 793 units of equipment in the amount of 4.6 billion tenge.
7. Production of motor vehicles " MAZ "on the basis of JSC " Semipalatinsk machine-building plant".
8. The production of elevators on the basis of LLP "Elevator company "Alatau».
Cooperation in the field of transport
The process of integration of transport and logistics infrastructure of Kazakhstan and Belarus gives positive results. In 2018, there was a steady growth in the volume of both export-import and transit container transport by rail in the direction of China-Europe-China.
Background: For 2018, the volume of export and import goods between Kazakhstan and Belarus increased by 7.3% (76.13 thousand tons) and amounted to 1127.31 thousand tons (in 2017 – 1051.17 thousand tons). The volume of transit cargo carriages by rail Kazakhstan has increased by 6.4% (15,23 thousand tons) and amounted to 255.06 thousand tons (in 2017 – 239.83 thousand tons).
For 6 months of 2019, the volume of export and import goods between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Belarus amounted to 569.25 thousand tons, decreased by 3% (by 15.44 thousand tons) compared to the same period of 2018 (584.69 thousand tons).
- exports - 364.28 thousand tons, an increase of 10% (33.68 thousand tons), compared to the same period in 2018 (330.60 thousand tons);
- imports - 204.97 thousand tons, decreased by 19% (49.12 thousand tons), compared to the same period in 2018 (254.09 thousand tons).
For 6 months of 2019, the volume of goods transit by rail of Kazakhstan amounted to 102.46 thousand tons, decreased by 26% (36.09 thousand tons) compared to the same period of 2018 (138.55 thousand tons).
- to Belarus - 8.43 thousand tons, an increase of 34% (2.15 thousand tons), compared to the same period in 2018 (6.28 thousand tons).
- from Belarus - 94.03 thousand tons, decreased by 29% (38.24 thousand tons), compared to the same period in 2018 (132.27 thousand tons).
Positive dynamics is observed in container traffic in the direction of China-EU-China.
For 6 months of 2019, the volume of transit container traffic through Kazakhstan in the direction of China-EU-China amounted to 1390 container trains in pieces and increased by 17% compared to the same period last year (2018 - 1227 container trains in pieces).
Measures are being taken to further develop cooperation in field of space activities.
The parties have established a joint Kazakh-Belarusian working group, which is on regular basis considers issues of cooperation in the space sector.
During the interregional contacts, bilateral documents on interregional trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation were signed.