The woodworking and pulp and paper industry are priority areas of the economy of Kazakhstan.
Over the past five years, there has been an increase in the volume of production of paper and furniture products by 107% and 69%, respectively. In 2022, the volume of paper and paper products production reached 120.8 billion tenge, and furniture production – 64.7 billion tenge.
Kazakhstani enterprises in the field of woodworking and pulp and paper industry, in addition to the domestic market, are also focused on the sale of products abroad. Thus, the export of wood, timber and pulp and paper products from Kazakhstan in 2022 amounted to 140.9 million US dollars. Main export destinations: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia.
Investments in fixed assets of the woodworking and pulp and paper industry amounted to 13.3 billion tenge last year.
In order to attract investments in this industry, support is provided at the republican and local executive levels in the form of investment preferences, preferential credit conditions, and tax breaks within special economic zones.