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General


Population: 17,948,816 (2014), 17,736,896 (2013)
Land Area: 2,717,300 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, manganese, chrome ore, nickel, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, bauxite, gold, uranium
Capital: Astana
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Nursultan A. Nazarbayev (February 22nd 1991)
Head of Government: Karim Masimov (April 2nd 2014)
Languages: Kazakh, Russian
Currency: Tenge (KZT)
Major Religions: Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, Other 7%
Major Ethnicities: Kazakh 53.4%, Russian 30%, Ukrainian 3.7%, Uzbek 2.5%, German 2.4%, Tatar 1.7%, Uygur 1.4%, Other 4.9%
Life Expectancy: 70.24 years (2014), 69.94 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 224.9 billion (2013), 210.9 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 243.6 billion (2013) , 231.3 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 14,100 (2013), 13,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5% (2013), 5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5.2%, Industry 37.9%, Services 56.9% (2011)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 25.8%, Industry 11.9%, Services 62.3% (2012)
Industries: Oil, coal, iron ore, manganese, chromite, lead, zinc, copper, titanium, bauxite, gold, silver, phosphates, sulfur, iron and steel, tractors and other agricultural machinery, electric motors, construction materials
Agriculture Products: Grain, cotton; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.757 (70th)(2014), 0.754 (69th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 793 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.3% (2013)

MilitaryKazakhstan Map


Army Size: 65 800 (2004)
Budget: 0.9% of GDP (2002)

Current Situation

 

Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is bordered by China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan's growth rate has been very high for the past decade and it is a trend that promises to continue. Kazakhstan benefits from exports of oil and natural gas which contributes generously to the government budget.

(2013) The economic future of Kazakhstan remains good with political stability and a healthy growth rate.

(2014) Kazakhstan's economy continues to grow and political stability continues to be assured by President Nazarbayev. The opening of the Kashagan oilfield production was expected to boost economic growth, but it appears it will be delayed until 2016 due to an industrial accident.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Kazakhstan
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Kazakhstan
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/KAZ.html

Updated on: October 6th, 2014