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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SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: Hunger looms thanks to Covid red tape and rigid supply lines

Business Day 22 May 2020
... will move to more protectionist policies (export bans and import subsidies) ... And Russia and Kazakhstan have only just said they will drop export quotas they slapped on wheat, given indications of sufficient global supplies, according to agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo....

Kazakhstan to allow free export of food products

EurasiaNet 20 May 2020
Starting from June 1, Kazakhstan will scrap bans and quotas on the export of food products that were introduced at the height of its coronavirus outbreak as an insurance against deficits on the local market ... May 19 that Kazakhstan is now fully stocked with required food products....

Concern mounts over food supplies

China Daily 19 May 2020
Fears voiced as some nations impose export restrictions ... As many countries begin to ease measures imposed to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic, Nguyen Quang Hoa, the founder of one of Vietnam's biggest rice exporters, has one key issue on his mind ... Kazakhstan and Ukraine followed suit shortly afterward....

The World Has Too Much Wheat

Canada Dot Com 19 May 2020
Supply chains have remained intact, export curbs have ... After prices spiked in late March as consumers hoarded wheat products like flour and nations like Russia, Romania and Kazakhstan moved to curb exports, the market has since largely shrugged off worries about a supply crunch....

COVID-19 pandemic will bankrupt more economies than it kills

China.dot.org 19 May 2020
The world's major oil-exporting nation. The OPEC+ alliance or the "Vienna Group" comprises 24 oil-exporting countries – the 13 members of OPEC and 11 other suppliers such as Russia, Mexico and Kazakhstan ... More than 90% of Algeria's external revenue comes from exports of hydrocarbons. ....

COVID-19 food crisis stares world in the face

Gulf News 19 May 2020
Furthermore, some major food-producing countries have already imposed export bans or quotas in response to the pandemic, as Russia and Kazakhstan have done for grain, and India and Vietnam have done for rice ... of the many oil and primary-commodity exporters among them are crashing....

Economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and oil price collapse

Asia Pathways 18 May 2020
The plunge in oil prices will also shrink the government budgets of oil-producing countries for which oil exports account for a major part of their government revenue, such as Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Qatar, Nigeria, and Venezuela....

Opinion | Covid might have the world staring at a major food crisis

Live Mint 18 May 2020
Furthermore, some major food-producing countries have already imposed export bans or quotas in response to the pandemic, as Russia and Kazakhstan have done for grain, and India and Vietnam have done for rice ... of the many oil and primary-commodity exporters among them are crashing....

Kazakhstan to lift export restrictions on agricultural products

China.dot.org 14 May 2020
NUR-SULTAN, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Kazakhstan will drop export quotas on grain and flour, and lift restrictions on other key food products from June 1, Agriculture Minister Saparkhan Omarov announced on Wednesday....

Urban Resilience: Learnings from COVID-19

Resilience 13 May 2020
Natural disasters, economic crises and viral outbreaks have greatly impacted our cities in the past ... 1 ... Left ... Center ... Right ... Food exports, which many countries and cities rely on, also slowed down. Kazakhstan, the world’s biggest exporter of wheat flour, temporarily banned exports. Vietnam, the world’s 3rd biggest rice exporter, suspended rice exports ... 3 ... ....

Kazakhstan signs decree to cut oil output under OPEC+ deal - sources

Canada Dot Com 11 May 2020
Kazakhstan has ordered producers in large and ... Kazakhstan’s Energy Ministry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment ... The production cuts will have a major effect on Kazakhstan’s flagship export oil grade CPC Blend, three of the sources said....

Live export shipment of cattle to Algeria postponed

Irish Independent 11 May 2020
A planned shipment of live exports to Algeria, due to sail this Friday, has been postponed it's understood ... Live export trade opportunities now exist with several third Countries including Libya, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia and Kazakhstan....

Food security in the time of coronavirus: A Eurasianet briefing

EurasiaNet 07 May 2020
Truckloads of cabbage are rotting in southern Kazakhstan. Russia, the world’s largest wheat producer, has limited exports this year ... The EAEU has also restricted exports of some food staples ... Kazakhstan ... Kazakhstan is one of the world’s largest wheat exporters, yet the harvest last year was down almost 18 percent due to hot and dry weather, the U.S....

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