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Astana, Kazakhstan • 06 December 2023

Kazakhstan's Top Imports of Exotic Fruits in 2023

The country's main tangerine imports are fruits from China, Pakistan, and Turkiye

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The State Revenue Committee has published statistics on citrus and exotic fruit imports for the January-October period. Kazakhstan imported about 51,969.9 tons of fruits worth $35,607.2 thousand, showing a period-over-period increase from 36,087.4 tons for $22,729.2 thousand in 2022, QazMonitor reports.

A major portion of imports falls into citrus fruits. For the ten months of 2023, the country imported 51,095.4 tons amounting to $34,579.8 thousand. This data reflects an increase compared to the same period in 2022 when citrus fruit imports were 15,882.5 tons valued at $12,878.0 thousand.

In citrus imports, tangerines take the lead with 44,356.7 tons of fruits imported worth $30,422.7 thousand, showing an increase from 29,965.4 tons worth $18,685.4 thousand for the ten months of 2022.

China is the main exporter of tangerines to Kazakhstan, with 20,002.1 tons for $17,411.2 thousand. Pakistan closely follows with 17,319.0 tons imported for $7,230.1 thousand, and Turkiye closes off the top three list with 5,945.9 tons for $4,835.2 thousand.

Oranges also occupy a significant portion of imports at 6,738.7 tons imported into the country for $4,157.1 thousand, showing an increase from 5,681.5 tons worth $3,242.7 thousand for the ten months of 2022.

Egypt is the main exporter of oranges to Kazakhstan, with 3,262.6 tons for $1,857.5 thousand. Iran comes in a close second with 2,281.5 tons imported for $1,426.5 thousand, and Turkiye once again closes off the top three with 499.0 tons for $355.6 thousand.

Furthermore, among other exotic fruits (dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, mangoes, and others), Kazakhstan has imported 874.5 tons for the cost of $1,027.4 thousand, almost doubling the volume of imports from 440.5 tons worth $801.1 thousand for the first ten months of 2022.

The main supplier is once again China with 812.5 tons for $898.6 thousand, followed by Peru with 19.7 tons worth $27.9 thousand, and Pakistan with 19.7 tons worth $27.0 thousand, closing the top three exporters.

NOTE: Provided custom statistics with third countries don’t include members of the EAEU. The amount indicated is based on the declared customs value, the weight values refer to net weight.

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