19.4 MLN TONS OF TRANSIT CARGO TRANSPORTED THROUGH KAZAKHSTAN
So, according to the results of last year, the volume of transit cargo transported through Kazakhstan amounted to 19.4 million tons. Including, the volume of transit traffic by rail amounted to 17.5 million tons, Strategy2050.kz has learnt from the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Develo9pment of Kazakhstan.
In this case, the main countries of destination are the countries of Central Asia 75.6% or 11.5 million tons. In particular, Uzbekistan 7.1 million tons, Kyrgyzstan 2.26 million tons, Tajikistan 1.2 million tons and Afghanistan 0.26 million tons, while Russia accounts for 2.8%, China 13.8% and EU countries 7.1%.
Speaking about the transported products by means of the railway transport, the first place with 18.5% is oil. Then comes the ferrous metals 10.7%, chemicals and soda 6.8%, chemical and mineral fertilizers 2.2%, grain 1.7%, as well as other cargo 55.6%, the message reads.
The volume of transit traffic by cars amounted to 1.93 million tons. The main directions of road transport were as follows: from China to the countries of the European Union 14 thousand tons, to Central Asian countries 779 thousand tons, 61.7 thousand tons of cargo were delivered to Russia. From the countries of Central Asia to the European Union 106.5 thousand tons, to Russia 396 thousand tons, to China 5.4 thousand tons. 9.7 thousand tons of cargo were delivered from Russia to the countries of Central Asia, 567 thousand tons from the countries of the European Union to Central Asia, and 2.7 thousand tons of cargo to China.
Road transport mainly transported cars, various mechanisms, equipment and apparatus. Including electronic equipment 20.1%, plant products 17.3%, consumer goods-15%, raw materials, fabrics, textile materials and products from them 11.5%, and others 8, 6%
Also, according to the results of 2019, the total volume of transit transportation of containers through the territory of Kazakhstan increased by 23% and amounted to 664 thousand containers. Of these, the number of containers in the direction of China Europe China increased by 11% and amounted to 347 thousand containers.
Thus, in 2019, Kazakhstan earned over 450 billion tenge on transit traffic.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050