Economic Trivia

Kazakhstan is the first nation from the former Soviet Union to get an investment-grade credit rating.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): Russia, China, and Italy
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Iron & Steel, and Copper

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Oil; Coal; Iron Ore; Manganese

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $476,365,954,846 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $26,410 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 42/195 (2017)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 7.443% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $163,757,713,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 29.2% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.183% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($5,352,793,907) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 9,230,422 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 18.047% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.732% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 61.221% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 4.9% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $39,079,991,232 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $43,714,755,378 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 48.71% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,542,328,581 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $6,198,794,874 (2017)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Kazakhstan’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

Sources

  1. The World Bank