Kazakhstan's gap in balance of payments hits $ 2.2B
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 21
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
A current account balance with a red ink of $ 2.2 billion was observed in Kazakhstan in January-September 2015, the National Bank of Kazakhstan said Oct. 21.
The trade balance was observed with a surplus of $ 7.9 billion. The exports of goods amounted to $24.9 billion, while imports of goods amounted to $17.1 billion.
The balance of international services was observed with a deficit of $ 2.3 billion.
A red ink of $1.3 billion was observed in the foreign direct investments in January-September 2015.
The gross inflow of foreign direct investments taken into account upon the "directions of investments" principle in January-September 2015 amounted to $ 7.5 billion. Taking into account paying off the main debt on mutual obligations, the net inflow of direct investments to Kazakhstan amounted to $0.9 billion. The net outflow abroad was observed with a red ink of $0.4 billion.
The asset decrease totaled $ 1.8 billion, while liabilities - $ 1.1 billion.
Edited by CN
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