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 (2020): Russia, China, and Italy
Top 3 Exported Goods (2020): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Iron & Steel, and Ores

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Oil; Coal; Iron Ore; Manganese

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $604,550,591,431 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.2% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $30,810 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 42/197 (2022)

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 %) 8.042% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $159,754,748,641 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 28.4% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.193% (2022)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $8,527,557,647 (2022)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 9,632,385 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 15.049% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 21.178% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 63.774% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 5.008% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $47,301,125,714 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $66,124,956,006 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 60.85% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,907,465,709 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $7,693,509,563 (2022)
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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