Government should help foreign companies to start manufacturing in Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev

The government should help the foreign companies to start manufacturing in Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev said delivering annual Address to the people of Kazakhstan during joint meeting of upper and lower houses of parliament today, correspondent reports.

“We need a special plan to gradually increase funding specific development of science and discovery, working for the country and bring it to the indicators of the developed countries,” President of the Republic of Kazakhstan said.

“It is necessary to establish joint projects with foreign companies and establish engineering centers,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

We need to encourage the foreign companies to create production and open maintenance and service companies here. So that, the government should help with resources and opportunities. I know that many large companies are willing to do it,” the President said. 

Sales of domestic cars ups in Kazakhstan

Sales of cars in Kazakhstan has increased 85% so far in 2013. Cars manufactured by Azia Auto produced most of the cars in Kazakhstan including manufactures from Kia, Chevy, Skoda, and ZAZ. This is a positive sign of growth for Kazakhstan and the auto industry of Central Asia. Originally posted to on 20.08.2013:

The sales of cars assembled in Kazakhstan increased by 85 percent to 17,804 in January – July 2013, Kazakhstan Today reported with the reference to Kazakhstan Auto Business Association.

The share of domestic production car hit 21 percent in car sales within the country in the reporting period.

The top three best sellers in this period were Chevrolet Cruze, ZAZ Chance, KIA Cerato new which gave 55.6 percent of all car sales in the country.

Among the budget cars (worth $10,000-15,000) ZAZ Chance ranked first. Its sales rose by 74.3 percent in the reporting period to 1,379 (15.5 percent of all domestic cars sales)

Chevrolet Aveo New was the best sold brand in the price range of $15,000-20,000 (643 sold cars or 7.2 percent of all domestic cars sales).

The sales of Chevrolet Cruze the price of which ranges between 20,000 and 25,000 increased by 108 percent to 1,903. The share of this brand in domestic cars sales rose by 108 percent.

The best sold car worth $25,000-$40,000 in the reporting period was Skoda Octavia (635 sold cars) which share in domestic cars sales hit 7.1 percent.

KIA Cadenza was the only car in the price range between $40,000 and $60,000. Some 50 cars of this brand were sold in Kazakhstan in the reporting period.

Kazakhstan produces only two premium class cars: SsangYong Chairman and KIA Quoris. The former brand sold 25 cars in January-July and the later brand sold 4 cars.

The share of domestic SUV hit 9.3 percent in all vehicle sales in Kazakhstan in the reporting period.

The sales of cheap Lada 4×4 SUV hit 46.5 percent of all domestic SUV sales in the reporting period (3,674 sold vehicles).

The sales of SsangYong New Actyon increased by 6.5 times and gave 9.3 percent of all domestic SUV sales (738 sold vehicles).