Kazakh import prices grow 10.4%, export prices fall 3.5% in September

14.11.2014

In September 2014 the prices for imported goods in Kazakhstan rose 10.4%, while export prices declined 3.5% compared to August 2013, the State Agency for Statistics said in a statement.

According to the statistics, the prices for commodity imports rose by 0.9%, commodity exports fell by 4.9% in price. Imported semi-finished products grew in price by 2.4%, exported items by 0.2%. The prices for imported finished products increased by 12.8% and for exported items fell by 3.4%.

Compared to August 2014, the September export prices went down 3.2% and import prices rose 0.7%.

Exports prices fell of nonferrous and ferrous metal ores (13%), natural gas (11.3%), ferrous metals (5.6%), portland cement (4.1%), oil products (3.7%), coal (2.2%) and oil (0.4%), but rose for gas condensate (15%), lead (9.6%), liquefied propane (8.8%), aluminum (4.3%) and zinc (3.2%). Cotton prices declined by 13.2%, wheat rose 4.8% and barley and wool increased by 1.6%.

Imports prices for coffee went up by 29.8%, vegetables (10.2%), poultry (6.6%) and tobacco (6.4%). Meanwhile pasta fell (14.8 %), tea (9.5%), rice (6.9%), dairy products (6.2%), fish (4.3%) and vegetables (2.9%).



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