The development of the food industry is a strategically important direction, both from the point of view of food security and the development of agriculture in Kazakhstan.
The main branches of the food industry are represented by meat, dairy, fish, flour and cereal, bakery, pasta, brewing, distillery, and other industries.
By the end of 2022, in the structure of the manufacturing industry, food production accounts for 14.1%, the beverage sector - 3.7%.
The volume of food production over the past 5 years has increased by 87% and in 2022 amounted to 2,914 billion tenge.
Food industry products are actively exported from Kazakhstan to the EAEU countries and neighboring countries. Thus, the volume of Kazakhstan's exports in 2022 amounted to 5.6 billion US dollars, which is 7% of Kazakhstan's total exports.
Also, over the past 5 years, foreign direct investment in food production has increased by 2 times, which indicates the high attractiveness of this industry for foreign companies.
To date, the state at the republican and local executive level provides support to domestic food producers in the form of subsidies, reduction of interest rates on loans, tax and customs relief, etc.