Volume of Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan cargo traffic announced (Exclusive)

Business Materials 22 November 2018 14:46 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22

By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:

In January-October 2018, the volume of cargo transportation between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan amounted to 1.55 million tons, Kazakh Ambassador to Azerbaijan Beibit Issabayev told Trend.

"Imports to Kazakhstan from Azerbaijan and through the country increased by 72,300 tons or 18 percent due to the growth in transportation of chemicals and soda, meat and by-products, and ferrous metals. At the same time, exports to Azerbaijan during this period increased by 196,700 tons or 150 percent due to the growth in grain transportation," Issabayev said.

The ambassador also added that transit traffic through the territory of Kazakhstan increased by 29,900 tons or 85 percent due to the growth of food freight to the countries of Central Asia.

"Due to the fact that Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are on the route of the Great Silk Road, transit is one of the most important promising and priority components of cooperation between our countries," Issabayev said.

It is worth noting that in 2017 the volume of cargo traffic between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan amounted to 2.1 million tons, which is an increase of 1.03 million tons or 96 percent compared to 2016.


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