BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.15
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Volume of cargo transited via Kazakhstan amounted to 19.4 million tons in 2019, whereas the value of Kazakhstan’s revenue from cargo transit amounted to 450 billion tenge ($1.1 billion), Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development.
Thus, the volume of cargo transit via Kazakhstan’s railways amounted to 17.5 percent the majority of which accounts for Central Asian countries (75.6 percent).
In particular, these are Uzbekistan (7.1 million tons), Kyrgyzstan (2.7 million tons), and Tajikistan (1.2 million tons). Some 2.8 percent account for Russia, 13.8 percent for China and 7.1 percent for European countries.
The biggest share of transit volume via Kazakhstan accounts for oil (18.5 percent). It is followed by ferrous metals (10.7 percent), chemicals and soda (6.8 percent), chemical and mineral fertilizers (2.2 percent), grain (1.7 percent).
Volume of transit via road transport amounted to 1.9 million tons. The main routes of transit are China – Europe (14,000 tons), China – Central Asia (779,000 tons), and China – Russia (61,700 tons).
Volume of cargo transited from Central Asian countries to Europe was 106,500 tons, to Russia was 396,000 tons, to China was 5,400 tons. Volume of cargo transited from Russia to Central Asian countries was 9,700 tons, from Europe to Central Asia was 567,000 tons, from Russia to China was 2,700 tons.
For the most part, vehicles and various equipment were transported via road transport.
Total volume of container transit via Kazakhstan was 664,000 containers, which is 23 percent more than in 2018. Some 347,000 containers of the sum account for China – Europe – China route, which is 11 percent more than in 2018.
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