Kyrgyzstan's imports of coke and petroleum bitumen down

Kyrgyzstan Materials 27 February 2023 18:09 (UTC +04:00)
Alyona Pavlenko
Alyona Pavlenko
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 27. Kyrgyzstan imported 40,405 tons of coke and petroleum bitumen in 2022, which is an increase of almost 50 percent over 26,956 tons in 2021, Trend reports with reference to the State Statistical Committee of Kyrgyzstan.

In the contrary, the value of imports decreased by 10 percent, from $10.8 million in 2021 to $9.7 million in 2022.

According to the statistics, in the reporting period, more than half of the imports, specifically 22,891 tons for $3 million, were supplied by Kazakhstan. The volume of the imports increased by more than two times in 2022 from 10,496 tons in 2021, while the value decreased by near 40 percent from $5 million in 2021.

At the same time, Kyrgyzstan imported 13,800 tons of coke and petroleum bitumen for $5.2 million from Russia, which is a decrease of 14 percent from 16,111 tons in 2021.

In addition, in the reporting period Kyrgyzstan also imported coke and petroleum bitumen from Armenia (3,579 tons), Uzbekistan (50 tons), Japan (9 tons), and Iran (3 tons).

Kyrgyzstan’s foreign trade turnover amounted to $11.8 billion in 2022, which is a 41-percent increase over the same period of 2021 ($8.3 billion).

The value of export from Kyrgyzstan made up $2.1 billion in 2022, decreasing by 21 percent compared to 2021 ($2.7 billion).

The value of imports to Kyrgyzstan in the reporting period amounted to $9 billion last year, which is an increase of 72 percent from 2021 ($5 billion).