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 November 2014 Updater

Country Forecast Kazakhstan November 2014 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • November 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to remain in power throughout the forecast period. Corruption, inequality and unemployment in single-industry towns could ...

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PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Kazakhstan

Country Economic Forecasts > Kazakhstan

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • November 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

GDP growth in Q3 remained at a similar pace to H1, resulting in a 4% year-on-year rise in the first nine months of 2014. Economic activity continued to be depressed through various channels, including ...

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