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Overseas Trade: Kazakhstan

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the level of trade between the UK and Kazakhstan; and if he will make a statement. (320775)

HM Revenue and Customs Overseas Trade Statistics recorded UK exports of goods to Kazakhstan in 2009 worth about £260 million, compared with £209 million in 2008. UK imports of goods from Kazakhstan in 2009 were worth about £174 million, compared with £112 million in 2008.

The ONS UK Balance of Payments Pink Book gives a figure of UK exports of services to Kazakhstan in 2008 worth about £915 million, and imports worth about £363 million. Geographical data on trade in services for 2009 are due to be published at the end of July.