Kazakhstan’s national railway operator reveals grain transportation volume

Kazakhstan Materials 20 February 2023 20:02 (UTC +04:00)
Emin Sevdimaliyev
Emin Sevdimaliyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 20. Kazakhstan’s national railway carrier “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” (KTZ) transported 4.3 million tons of grain from October 2022 through January 2023, Trend reports, citing the press service of KTZ.

The average monthly transportation volume exceeded 1 million tons.

Around 1 million tons of grain was transported in October 2022, which is a 26 percent increase in year-over-year terms. An increase of 39 percent and 33 percent was recorded in November and December 2022, when the national railroad operator transported 1.1 and 1.2 million tons respectively.

Meanwhile, an additional 1 million tons were transported in January 2023, which constitutes an increase of 22 percent compared to January 2022.

Percentage-wise, during October 2022 through January 2023, the export of grain substantially increased to Turkmenistan (56 percent) and Afghanistan (30 percent). Uzbekistan imported 8 percent more grain from Kazakhstan, while exports to Tajikistan grew by 10 percent.

Finally, the volume of grain exported to China doubled during the period under review.

Traditionally, Kazakhstan imports grain from northern regions of the country to other Central Asian countries and China via railroad transportation.

“Kazakh Temir Zholy” is an organization responsible for developing, operating, and maintaining railroad transport in Kazakhstan. Earlier, the company revealed that 500,000 tons of grain were loaded on rail transport during the first half of February, which is an increase of 8.5 in year-over-year terms.