You Are Here: Home » NEWS HEADLINES » Foreign trade turnover of Kyrgyzstan increases by 7.3%

The foreign trade turnover of Kyrgyzstan in January-September 2018 amounted to $ 4.8 billion and increased by 7.3% compared to the same period in 2017, according to the National Statistical Committee. The exports decreased by 3.1%, while import revenues, by contrast, and increased by 11.2%. The largest volume of exports (mainly gold) was sent to the UK and amounted to $ 386.7 million, which is 32.8%. Earlier, gold was exported to Switzerland.

Russia is in second place – $230 million, reaching 19.5%; exports to Kazakhstan amounted to $187.7 million (15.9%), Uzbekistan – $122.6 million (10.4%), Turkey – $53.1 million (4.5%), China – $45.1 million (3.8%), Tajikistan – $38.7 million (3.3%).

The main export items include gold, ores and concentrates of precious metals, milk and dairy products, spare parts and accessories for machines and tractors and electricity.

China is in the first place in terms of imports – $1.4 billion, the share in the total volume is 40.6%. At the second place is Russia – imports amount to $ 878.9 million (24.2%), followed by Kazakhstan – $352.1 million (9.7%), Turkey – $223.7 million (6.2%), Uzbekistan – $135.9 million (3.7%). Kyrgyzstan imported clothing, fruits and nuts, leather goods, ferrous metal, footwear, equipment and mechanical devices, as well as ground transportation vehicles.

© 2018 Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic in New Delhi, India