May 20 2014, 09:38 Source: APK-Inform Views: 699

Kazakhstan to decrease food products' imports

Kazakhstan will decrease the food products' imports, declared the Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Asylzhan Mamytbekov on May 17, 2014.

A.Mamytbekov stated the stated issue is based on the program of food industry development, which was approved within the Government Session.

The Minister mentioned that the program is oriented on the development of the processing enterprises. At the same time, the Ministry of Agriculture expects the imports decrease by 2020.

To date, the share of Kazakhstan imports of the major food products reaches 60% of the total one. Thus, confectionery products' imports total 18% of the general one, dairy products – 13%, sugar – 8%, poultry meat – 6%, veg oil and sausage products – 3%.


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