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) $508,645,664,097 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.1% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $27,831 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 42/196 (2018)

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$) $156,920,694,655 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 29.4% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.626% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($51,707,911) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 9,256,772 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 15.008% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 21.323% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 63.669% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 4.885% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $42,780,290,858 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $55,964,356,244 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 54.82% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $208,064,585 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $7,025,510,094 (2018)
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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


  1. The World Bank