Gold Kyrgyzstan’s Main Export Item in 2023

In 2023 Kyrgyzstan’s foreign trade turnover reached $15.6bn, an increase of 29.9% compared to 2022. The country’s imports grew by 26% to $12.3bn and exports increased by 46.8% to $3.3bn, the National Statistical Committee has reported.  

This means that in 2023 Kyrgyzstan imported $9bn worth of goods more than exported. 

Kyrgyzstan’s trade with fellow members of the Eurasian Economic Union, which also includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, amounted to $4.3bn.

Gold accounted for the lion’s share of Kyrgyzstan’s exports — 38.8% of the total. In 2023 Kyrgyzstan sold more than 20 tons of gold.

Almost half of all goods imported to Kyrgyzstan last year came from China. Russia was in second place, followed by neighboring Central Asian countries, Turkey, the USA, and South Korea. 

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