At the meeting, issues of strengthening systemic measures of state support of non-commodity exports were discussed. In particular, approaches for financial and service support of enterprises in order to create new export positions, expand the presence of Kazakhstani goods in “traditional” markets (China, Russia, Uzbekistan, etc.), as well as enter new sales markets were considered.
Minister for Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek reported on the agenda. First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Agriculture Umirzak Shukeyev, Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov, Minister of Finance Alikhan Smailov, Chairman of the Baiterek Holding Aidar Arifkhanov, Chairman of KazakhExport JSC Ruslan Iskakov, Deputy Chairman of the Atameken NCE Eldar Zhumagaziyev took part in the discussion.
According to the Ministry for Investments and Development, since 2013, the share of exports of the processing industry in total exports has increased by 9% (from 23% to 32%). For the first 9 months 2018, products for $44.5 billion were exported (for January-September 2017 — $34.5 billion). In general, the export basket consists of 800 commodity items. Today, Kazakhstani products are exported to 123 countries of the world.