Quick Facts

ECONOMIC QUICK FACTS ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN

Economic

  • GDP (2014): $218 billion (#49 in the world)
  • GDP per capita: $13,000 (up by 19x since 1993)
  • GDP growth rate: 1.7% (June 2015), 4.3% in 2014, 6.7% average since 2004
  • International Reserves: $98 billion (45% of GDP)
  • Unemployment: 4.9% (youth - 3.8%)
  • Inflation: 1.8% (Aug 2015), 7.4% (2014)
  • Exports: $79 billion / Imports: $41 billion (2014)
  • Major trade partners: EU (46%), Russia (19%), China (13.5%), US (2.6%)
  • Major exports: energy (78%), mining (8%) and agriculture (3%)
  • Crude oil production: 1.6 million barrels per day (#9 by proved reserves)
  • Foreign Direct Investments: over $203 billion (since 1993)
  • Government debt: 12% of GDP or $27 billion (42% external)
  • Budget spending: $25.4 billion (3% deficit)
  • Market capitalization of Kazakhstan Stock Exchange: $44 billion
  • Member of Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan)
  • Member of WTO since 2015
  • Ranked 42th in World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index (2015)
  • Ranked 76th in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (2014)