Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
In January-October 2018, tea and coffee production in Kazakhstan amounted to 14,280 tons, which is 3.1 percent less than in the same period last year, Energyprom.kz reported.
Almaty accounted for the bulk of the production, 87.4 percent or 12,481 tons. The city has such large tea and coffee processing enterprises as Tea Нouse LLP and Tealand branch of RG Brands Kazakhstan LLP.
For the first 10 months of this year, tea production in the Karaganda region increased by 75 percent year-on-year.
At the same time, sales of tea and coffee in the domestic market of Kazakhstan decreased by 6.4 percent year-on-year, while exports, on the contrary, increased by as much as 41.6 percent.
In January-September 2018, tea imports to the country amounted to 21,300 tons ($77.1 million). The main suppliers were Kenya (48 percent of deliveries), India (33.7 percent) and Russia (10.3 percent).
As for prices, by the end of October, black tea cost 2,868 Kazakh tenge per kilogram, which is 1.6 percent cheaper than a year earlier.
(368.28 KZT = 1 USD on Nov. 22)
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