One of the main promising areas for investment is construction of modern greenhouses.
Most of the greenhouses is located in the Turkestan, Almaty, Aktobe and Zhambyl regions.
According to the statistics on the indicated greenhouse area in 2019, 1236.5 hectares produce vegetables, 501 hectares out of which produce cucumbers and 706 hectares produce tomatoes.
Area of greenhouse facilities*
Among vegetable crops, tomatoes and cucumbers are the most common and significant food products.
In total, consumption of tomatoes and cucumbers per capita was 18.5 kg, which accounted for 20% of the total number of consumed vegetables.
Price differential compared to neighboring countries
In 2019, the average retail price for tomatoes in Kazakhstan is 474.2 tenge/kg, which is 25% less than the average retail price in Russia. Cucumbers cost 382 tenge/kg, which is 19% less than in Russia.
During the intercrop, Kazakhstan depends on imports of tomatoes and cucumbers
The deficit is covered by imports from abroad, which in 2019 amounted to 43.4 thousand tons of tomatoes and 5.9 thousand tons of cucumbers.
The total volume of imports of these vegetable crops exceeds the volume of exports by more than one and a half times.
Total area in Kazakhstan: 1236.5 hectares, among them are: 501 hectares of cucumbers and 706 hectares of tomatoes *according to 2019 data
The total consumption of tomatoes and cucumbers: 18.5 kg per person = 20% of the total volume
Average retail price:
382 tenge/kg (19% cheaper than in the Russian Federation)
Average retail price:
474.2 tenge/kg (25% cheaper than in the Russian Federation)
Export potential from foreign investors
The EAEU countries and, in particular, the Russian Federation, are major importers of tomatoes and cucumbers, which provides convenient access to the large and receptive target market. Thus, in 2019, Russia imported 558 thousand tons of tomatoes and 100 thousand tons of cucumbers.
At the same time, it is worth noting that the total population of 9 Russian regions, bordering with Kazakhstan, is over 19 million people.
The total population of 9 Russian regions, bordering
with Kazakhstan, is over 19 million people.
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