Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. With an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

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Afghanistan resumes export of talc stone

Sina 09 May 2021
"The process of exporting talc stone has resumed recently ... The export of the talc stone, which is used in ... Most of the processed talc stone is exported to India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Germany, the statement said....

Britain continues to be the main buyer of Russian gold

Russia Today 05 May 2021
Data from the Federal Customs Service showed that Russia’s exports of gold surged 220% in March year-on-year, amounting to 26.5 tons, worth almost $1.5 billion. Exports were 2.3 times higher than in the previous month, ......

Central Asia Price Bulletin, April 2021

Reliefweb 03 May 2021
Kazakhstan and Pakistan are the net wheat exporters within the region. In Kazakhstan, Saryagash Station serves as a key source market for wheat exports to Afghanistan and other neighboring countries ... rice production, which is exported to regional and international markets....

Central Asia Regional Supply and Market Outlook Update (April 27, 2021)

Reliefweb 28 Apr 2021
Regional supply, however, is six percent below the five-year average due to low regional opening stocks following below-average MY 2018/19 production ... In Kazakhstan, wheat export prices will likely remain above the five-year average and will be competitive on global markets ... ....

Chinese researchers calculate Central Asia’s water waste, agriculture potential

EurasiaNet 27 Apr 2021
In a year, Kazakhstan’s agriculture alone uses 54 billion cubic meters of water – for comparison, that’s about twice what flows into the endangered Lake Balkhash ... The greatest potential increases are seen in Kazakhstan, the least in Uzbekistan ... In the past two years, the presidents of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have pledged big increases in exports....
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China: Xinjiang exports to US on rise despite sanctions

Anadolu Agency 23 Apr 2021
Despite Washington’s sanctions and a ban on goods from Xinjiang, exports from China's northwestern province to the US have increased in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, according to data released by China’s customs agency ... Kazakhstan saw a 40% decrease in exports to Xinjiang, a major energy supplier to the region....

Kyrgyzstan: President talks of raising electricity tariffs

Beijing News 22 Apr 2021
All but the poorest families, who are in fact set to benefit from lower tariffs, will see bills rise steeply under plans unveiled by Sadyr Japarov on April 21 ... "Despite being at the source of rivers, we have become an importer, instead of an exporter, of electricity. Currently, we import electricity from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan ... .......

Value of Kazakhstan's chemical imports from Turkey up

Marietta Daily Journal 20 Apr 2021
20—Turkey has exported chemical products worth ......

Kazakhstan lowers import of grain, legumes from Turkey

Marietta Daily Journal 20 Apr 2021
Apr. 20—The value of export of grains and legumes from Turkey to Kazakhstan dropped by 10.3 percent from January through March 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, settling at $7.85 million, the Turkish Trade Ministry told Trend. In ... ....

‘Iran, Caspian Sea States Enjoy $2.5bn Trade Exchanges’

Kayhan 19 Apr 2021
Noting that the weight of the traded goods has been 6.242 million tons, Latifi said Iran exported 3.125 million tons of goods with the value of $1.856 billion to Russia, Kazakhstan, ......

Central Asia courts green energy investors

EurasiaNet 15 Apr 2021
The global growth of green energy “may have a significant effect on domestic political dynamics in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan […] when it gets to the point that it undermines demand for their oil and gas exports,” said Overland, who studies the geopolitics of the green energy transition....