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Belarus-Kazakhstan: Trade and Economic Cooperation

Belarus-Kazakhstan: Trade and Economic Cooperation

24.10.2019 | 10:40

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan were established on 16 September 1992.

Set up in 1996, the Kazakhstan-Belarus intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation has played an important role in promoting bilateral cooperation.

Kazakhstan is one of Belarus' top three trading partners in the CIS.

In 2018 Kazakhstan-Belarus trade hit $895.6 million (up by 30%*).

Export - $783.3 million (up by 32.3%)

Import - $112.3 million (up by 15.6%).

2008 - $537 million

2009 - $388.2 million

2010 - $870.6 million

2011 - $811 million

2012 - $925.9 million

2013 - $952.8 million

2014 - $966.8 million

2015 - $574.5 million

2016 - $419.3 million

2017 - $689.4 million.

In January-June 2019, the trade between the two countries amounted to $481.7 million (up by 11.8%**).

Belarus' major exports to Kazakhstan include tractors, dairy products, agricultural machines, trucks and furniture.

Kazakhstan's major exports to Belarus are coal, gas and petroleum products, cotton, metal and metal products.

* Compared with 2017

**Compared with the same period of 2018

Source: Belarus' National Statistical Committee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs