Record Level of Cargo Transportation Between Kazakhstan and China

The volume of cargo transportation between Kazakhstan and China has reached an all-time high.

This milestone was announced during the first Kazakhstan-China Grain Forum held in China, which saw participation from representatives of the Ministry of Transport, business companies, and various government agencies.

The forum focused on exploring trade opportunities between Kazakhstan and China, as well as discussing the logistics and terms of delivering export goods, according to the agency’s press service.

The Central Communications Service reported that the volume of cargo transportation between the two countries increased by 22% compared to 2022, reaching a record 28 million tons. Out of this, 12.6 million tons were exports from Kazakhstan, marking a 35% increase from 2022.

During the visit, the Kazakh delegation toured a new terminal for transporting grain crops and vegetable oils at the Alashankou station’s bonded area. Both parties agreed on transportation technology and enhancing the acceptance of Kazakh agricultural products.

Additionally, they decided to establish a working group to address and resolve issues arising during export transportation to China.

“Today, barley and wheat are among the main crops delivered from Kazakhstan to China. Thanks to the joint efforts of both parties, it was possible to resume transportation to China after the pandemic in 2023, which led to a 2.5-fold increase in grain exports. For instance, approximately 347 thousand tons were exported in 2021, 747 thousand tons in 2022, and 2,227 thousand tons in 2023,” said Nurzhan Kelbuganov, deputy chairman of the Railway and Water Transport Committee.


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