Kyrgyzstan - Foreign trade



Since 1992, Kyrgyzstan's trade balance has been negative, continuing the structural deficit caused by the costs of oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural resources formerly supplied through internal trade with other Soviet republics. The countries of the former USSR still represent the major export markets, but 25% of total exports are typically sent to countries outside the former USSR.

Kyrgyzstan exports metals, including gold, mercury, iron, steel and uranium (15%), hydropower (11.5%), tobacco (9.8%), cotton (4.7%), road vehicles (3.3%), and inorganic chemicals (2.8%).

In 1999 Kyrgyzstan's imports were distributed among the following categories:

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Consumer goods 12.4%
Food 11.7%
Fuels 20.1%
Industrial supplies 21.8%
Machinery 26.8%
Transportation 7.1%
Other 0.1%

Principal trading partners in 1999 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

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COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Germany 145 25 120
Uzbekistan 89 75 14
Russia 65 133 -68
China (inc. Hong Kong) 44 37 7
Switzerland 34 3 31
Kazakhstan 33 58 -25
Turkey 7 27 -20
United States 3 54 -51
Turkmenistan 3 19 -16
Canada n.a. 11 n.a.

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