Over 1.3 thousand tons of flowers imported in Kazakhstan ahead of Women’s Day

Over 1.3 thousand tons of flowers, or 24.6 million buds worth $9.5 million, were imported to Kazakhstan in January-February this year as the country prepares to mark International Women's Day on March 8, Kazinform has learned from the country's State Revenue Committee.

Of the total volume of flowers imported into the country in the said period, roses accounted for 799 tons (18 million buds to the tune of $5.8mln). The second most popular flower was mums (134 tons or 2.4mln buds worth $1.3mln). Thirty-one tons of cloves (922.7 thousand buds) to the tune of $161 thousand were imported into the country in January-February 2023.

The country also imported 35 tons of lilies worth $192 thousand. Tulips, baby's breath, phoenix, iris, hortensia, and others accounted for the remaining 376.8 tons.

A total of 769 tons of the flowers were imported from Ecuador, 268 tons from the Netherlands, 137 tons from Colombia, 108 tons from Kenya, 16 tons from Israel, 14 tons from Uzbekistan, 13 tons from China, and six tons from Türkiye.

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