ALMATY. Aug 13 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's foreign trade surplus came to 16.7 billion for January-June 2010, up 320% from $4 billion in the same period of 2009, the State Statistics Agency said in a statement
The statement said that trade turnover increased by 40.1% to $42.5 billion. Exports went up by 72.2% to $29.6 billion and imports - $12.9 billion, down 1.8%.
Mineral production counted for the majority of exports (76.8%) and imports - cars, equipment, transportation vehicles, devices and electronics (36.5%).
The main consumers of Kazakh production in the first half were China (16% of all exports), Italy - 15.1%, Russia - 9.1% and France - 9.1%.
Kazakhstan's main import was Russia, accounting for 39% of total imports, China - 11.3%, Germany - 6.7% and Ukraine - 5%.
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