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Kazakhstan : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$42.13 billion (2011 est.)
$31.96 billion (2010 est.)


$88.89 billion (2011 est.)
$60.84 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

8.4% (2011 est.)
7.1% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

5.4% (2011 est.)
5.8% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$13,200 (2011 est.)
$12,400 (2010 est.)
$11,800 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

7% (2010 est.)
1.2% (2009 est.)
3.3% (2008 est.)

Internet users

5.299 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

19.768 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.235% (2012 est.)


17,522,010 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Ethnic Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation.

The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century, and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936.

During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstan's northern pastures.

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Economic overview

Kazakhstan, geographically the largest of the former Soviet republics, excluding Russia, possesses enormous fossil fuel reserves and plentiful supplies of other minerals and metals, such as uranium, copper, and zinc.

It also has a large agricultural sector featuring livestock and grain.

In 2002 Kazakhstan became the first country in the former Soviet Union to receive an investment-grade credit rating, and from 2000 through 2007, Kazakhstan's economy grew more than 9% per year.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Kazakhstan April 2016 Updater

Country Forecast Kazakhstan April 2016 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2016
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The victory of Nursultan Nazarbayev at the early presidential election on April 26th 2015 will not dispel concerns about how an eventual transition of power will be managed. This will weigh on business ...

  • Countries : Kazakhstan, Russian Federation

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Kazakhstan

D&B Country Insight Report: Kazakhstan

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • September 2016
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : World, Kazakhstan


Kazakhstan - ISA Country Report

Kazakhstan - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • October 2016
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Kazakhstan, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Kazakhstan

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