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Kazakh exports in 2006

Sherin Suzhikova, Counselor of Kazakhstan's Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chao yon-chuan, Secretary-General of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, signed an agreement on 13 October 2006 in Taipei to improve economic relations through "exchanges of market information and visits by trade professionals." TAITRA has an office in Almaty, Kazakhstan.[2]

North Dakotan Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple led an 18-member delegation of the North Dakota Trade Office representing seven North Dakota companies and Dickinson State University on a trip to Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia from 22 October to 4 November. Governor John Hoeven said the trip is "part of a larger effort to increase North Dakota's export volume." North Dakota's "total export value is growing at a rate of nearly 18% a year, and companies working with the trade office are seeing export sales grow at an even higher rate."[3]

North Dakota Trade Office Executive Director Susan Geib said, "Agricultural and industrial equipment is in high demand in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia." North Dakota exports mostly machinery to Kazakhstan, the eighth largest destination for North Dakotan exports. North Dakota machinery exports amounted to only $22,000 in 2000, but rose to $25 million in 2005.[3]

Economy of Kazakhstan
Currency 1 Tenge = 100 tiyin
Fiscal year Calendar year
Trade organisations CIS, EURASEC, ECO, SCO, WTO(Observer)
GDP ranking 58th (2004) [2]
GDP $118.4 billion (2004)
GDP growth 9.1% (2004)
GDP per capita $7,800(2004)
GDP by sector agriculture (7.4%), industry (37.8%), services (54.8%%) (2004)
Inflation 6.9% (2004)
Pop below poverty line 19% (2002)
Labour force 7.95 million (2004)
Labour force by occupation agriculture (20%), industry (30%), services (50%) (2002)
Unemployment 8% (2003)
Main industries oil, coal, iron ore, manganese, chromite, lead, zinc, copper, titanium, bauxite, gold, silver, phosphates, sulfur, iron and steel; tractors and other agricultural machinery, electric motors, construction materials
Trading Partners
Exports $18.47bn (2004)
Main partners Russia 13.5%, Bermuda 13.4%, the People's Republic of China 10.4%, Germany 9.2%, Switzerland 9.1%, France 6.7%
Imports $13.07bn (2004)
Main Partners Russia 33.9%, the People's Republic of China 13.6%, Germany 9.6%, France 6.8% (2004)
Public finances
Public debt 13.7% of GDP (2004)
Revenues $8.67 billion (2004)
Expenses $8.968 billion (2004)
Economic aid $74.2 million in US assistance programs, 1992-2000 (2004)


The Regions of GB

Region General Information Major cities Major Industries Agriculture
the South     the Midlands     located from Bristol Channel to the Wash Industrial South Agricultural South South West, East and South East - known as Black Country because of the mass industrialization - located in the centre of GB London Greater London (London + satellite towns) Dagenham (Ford motor-works)   the City of London (British business center)   Oxford & Cambridge   Luton   the Thames Valley (the Sunrise Strip)   Bristol (port)     Plymouth   Southampton Portsmouth Brighton Bournemouth     Birmingham (“makes everything from a pin to a steam roller”)   Coventry   Wolverhampton     Leicester Nottingham   Derby   Stroke-upon-Trent (“the Potteries”)   clothing, furniture making, jewellery, oil-refining, steel-making, electrical engineering, aircraft production, electronics, motor-car manufacturing; service industries: banking, insurance, scientific research, etc. educational centers, electronics and printing; car production and engineering;   high-tech center;     manufacture of tobacco & chocolate; center of aircraft & automobile industry, defense industry;   naval base;   transatlantic ports;   seaside resorts (service industry) commuters area;     manufacturing of sporting guns, consumer goods, food (chocolate);   motor industry;   heavy engineering, tyre production;   knitwear industry, production of knitting machines;   railway engineering; aircraft engineering (the Rolls Roys factory = aircraft engines);   pottery & ceramics South West livestock & dairy farming   South East & East arable farming (mainly cereals like wheat and barley)     East Anglia (region) market gardening   the Fens (region) fruit growing   is mainly based on dairy & livestock farming, growing vegetables, gardening
Lancashire - to the North of the Midlands - historic centre of British industry; - the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution     Merseyside Liverpool   “Greater” Manchester   Blackpool     chemical, motor car industries; shipbuilding & ship-repairing (e.g. Birkenhead industries);   general engineering;   seaside resort (service industries); less developed in this region  
Yorkshire located to the East of the Pennine Chain   Sheffield   Leeds   Bradford   York   Scarborough   Scunthorpe (leading steel-making center) Immingham Grimsby Hull steel & cutlery production;   clothing, engineering;   worsted & woolen manufacture;   tourism   holiday resort;   iron & steel industry;   sea ports; It’s represented chiefly by sheep-breeding.  
the North Wales - industrial area, but some major industries are mainly in decline; - 2 major centers: a) North-East (estuaries of the Tyne, the Tees, the Wear) b) North-West (Cumberland)   The South is the main industrial area;   The North-West is a mountainous region and the industrialization had little effect;   North-East Newcastle-upon- Tyne (“to bring coal to Newcastle”) Sunderland     Teeside   North-West Workigton Whitehaven Barrow-in- Furness Cardiff Swansea Newport Milford Haven   Snowdonia district   coalmining, steel-making, shipbuilding (are in decline) electrical engineering, construction for the North Sea oil production; chemical industry;     shipbuilding main business center; coalmining & steel industry (in decline) main port, oil refining;   tourism chiefly sheep-breeding & beef livestock farming     is represented by sheep-breeding in the Snowdonia region
Scotland The Central Lowlands are the industrial heart of Scotland.   The Highlands     The Southern Uplands (mainly agriculture) Glasgo (the most important area of the industrial activity)   Grangemouth     Edinburgh (“the Athens of the North”)   Aberdeen seaport; coalmining, shipbuilding (are in decline); textile & clothing production; service industry; manufacture of foodstuffs & furniture; electronics;   sea port, oil refineries, petrochemical industry;   tourism, textile industry, brewing, paper production, printing & publishing;     oil refining; fishing industry The Southern Uplands dairy farming, beef cattle breeding, arable farming (growing barley, oats, wheat), sheep-breeding;
Northern Ireland is a unique region because of the number of economic problems and political division. 3 main activities: farming shipbuilding textile industry   Belfast   Londonderry textile & fiber manufacture, clothing & footwear production, shipbuilding (“Harland & Wolf”), aircraft & aerospace production (“Short Brothers”), electric engineering, food processing, tourism;   textile manufacture is represented by mixed & dairy farming


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