Transit cargo traffic surges in Kazakhstan year-on-year

Transport Materials 9 September 2020 17:28 (UTC +04:00)
Transit cargo traffic surges in Kazakhstan year-on-year

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 9

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

The overall volume of container transit traffic increased by 37 percent in Kazakhstan from Jan. through Aug. 2020 compared to the same period last year, having amounted to 564,000 TEU (the twenty-foot equivalent unit), Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s prime minister.

In turn, the volume of cargo transportation by all types of transport decreased by 7.5 percent and amounted to 2.5 billion tons.

The volume of industrial production increased by 0.4 percent during the reporting period compared to the same period last year. In the mining sector, the production of non-ferrous ores increased by 1.4 percent due to an increase in the production of gold-bearing ore whereas iron ore production grew by 0.9 percent.

Coal product output increased by 1.2 percent year-on-year due to the growth in consumption.

Physical output volume increased by 3.3 percent in the manufacturing industry. The growth was due to non-ferrous metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, light industry, mechanical engineering, chemistry outputs increase. In non-ferrous metallurgy, production increased by 2.7 percent due to an increase of gold bullion production by 30 percent, silver in granules by 28 percent, refined gold by 3 percent, and primary aluminum by 1 percent.

Physical output volume in ferrous metallurgy decreased by 2.2 percent year-on-year due to a decrease in the production of steel, rails, steel pipes, cast iron.

In the chemical industry, production increased by 3.1 percent, which is due to an increase in the production of disinfectants and mineral fertilizers.

The volume of production in the engineering industry increased by 16.3 percent as the production of vehicles, trailers and semitrailers increased by 51.8 percent, repair, and installation of machinery and equipment by 2.8 percent, the production of other vehicles by 101.4 percent, and electrical equipment by 0.2 percent.

In the pharmaceutical industry, production increased by 34.1 percent. The supply of medicines and medical devices has been increased within the framework of the guaranteed volume of free medical care through the SK-Pharmacy Single Distributor.

In the light industry, output increase was 11 percent due to an increase in the production of textiles by 7.2 percent and leather products by 66.2 percent.


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