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Statistics and facts on Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan is a republic located in Central Asia. It is among the ten largest countries in the world in terms of total land area. Kazakhstan is landlocked and bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Historically, the country was part of the Russian Empire and then the Soviet Union until it gained its independence. Since then, the country has been working to develop its economy and maintain stable relationships with its bordering countries and others countries around the world.

The capital of the country is Astana, the second largest city following Almaty. As of 2013, Kazakhstan reported a little over 17 million inhabitants in 2013, and its population is slowly but steadily increasing; that same year, the country had a fertility rateof 2.64 and a population growth rate of 1.44 percent compared to the previous year. This contributes to the estimates for population growth within the country.

The Kazakh economy is quite strong; it has one of the highest rate of GDP growth in the world and GDP is projected to continue increasing. Kazakhstan is one of the world’s leading exporters of grains including barley, wheat, flour and wheat products, and rye. Kazakhstan is also the world’s largest Uranium producer. China, one of Kazakhstan’s bordering countries, is both Kazakhstan’s most important import partner and export poartner with a 22.7 percent share of all exports and a 30.6 percent share of all imports in 2013. France, Russia, Germany and Ukraine are also leading trade partners with Kazakhstan. The trade balance of exported goods to imported goods showa a surplus, further indicating the positive economic condition of the country.

Regarding the Kazakh workforce, the employment share of the industrial sector and the services sector are slightly increasing while the employment figures for the agricultural sector have decreased by ten percent in the decade between 2002 and 2012. The unemployment rate is relatively low and expected to remain stable over the next few years. Due to its strong economy, the country has also been able to reduce its debt. Currently, in 2015, Kazakhstan is among the 20 countries with the lowest national debt in relation to gross domestic product (GDP).

This text provides general information. Statista assumes no liability for the information given being complete or correct. Due to varying update cycles, statistics can display more up-to-date data than referenced in the text.

The 2013 Import and Export Market for Bread, Baked Goods, Pastry, Cakes, Biscuits, Communion Wafers, Empty Cachets for Pharmaceutical Use, Sealing Wafers, and Rice Paper in Kazakhstan
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