Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 14
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Retail trade in Kazakhstan amounted to 697.1 billion tenge in January-February, which is 4 percent more than in the same period last year, Trend reports via Kazakh media.
According to the Statistics Committee of Kazakhstan’s National Economy Ministry, retail sales by trading enterprises increased by 3.3 percent in the reporting period, and by individual entrepreneurs, including those trading in markets, – by 4.8 percent.
The share of food products in total retail trade was 32.3 percent, and of non-food products – 67.7 percent. The sales of food products increased by 8.5 percent year-on-year, and of non-food products – by 2 percent.
Meanwhile, the wholesale trade amounted to 3 trillion tenge in January-February 2019, which is 8.4 percent more year-on-year. Non-food products and products for industrial purposes (77.6 percent) prevailed in the structure of wholesale trade.
(377.74 KZT = 1 USD on Mar. 14)
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