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Country Profile – Kazakhstan

Country Profile – Kazakhstan

The country’s demographic profile is young, with a median age of 􂀀 years.

The government has been actively encouraging legal immigration to drive its booming industry sector. Domestically, high employment rates and a good volume of female labor force participation have boosted Kazakhstan's labor forces.

The re-election of Kazakhstan’s incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev with􂀀 percent votes in April 2015 provides political stability. Uncertainty could arise if his age caused succession discussions to be advanced.

Kazakhstan is an economically prosperous, socially stable country. It is an upper middle-income country with a per capita GDP US$ 􂀀 (2014).

Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources including coal, oil, natural gas and uranium and has significant renewable potential from wind, solar, hydro and biomass. Oil and gas have been the major contributor to the economy of the country.

Industry contributes around 􂀀 percent to GDP. Major industries are oil, coal, iron ore, manganese, chromite, lead, zinc, copper, titanium, and bauxite.

Kazakhstan is the most investor friendly country in Eurasia. Its success in attracting foreign investment can be attributed to its vast natural resources and stable economic growth.

About this report

A country profile is an instant guide to the political, economic, demographic, industrial, and business environment of a market. The report provides a range of quantitative and qualitative information on a variety of national aspects, including geography, economy, education, demography, labour, political climate, infrastructure, industry, tax, trade, investment, and ease of doing business. Additionally, the report provides a PESTLE analysis of a country's business climate. The country profile can be an effective tool for businesses in their marketing, strategy, and planning exercises when studying the future prospects of an economy.


  • Executive Summary
  • General Overview
    • General Overview - Geography
    • General Overview - Climate
  • Demographic Trends
    • Demographic Trends - Population and its Structure
    • Demographic Trends - Select Indicators
      • Table Demographic Trends, Kazakhstan, 2010-2015
    • Demographic Trends - Working Population
    • Demographic Trends - Labour Market
    • Demographic Trends - Workforce Regulations
  • Political Overview
    • Political Overview - Domestic Scene
    • Political Overview - International Scene
  • Economic Scenario
    • Economic Scenario - The Constituents of the Economy
    • Economic Scenario - Select Indicators
      • Table Economic Scenario, Kazakhstan, 2014-2020
    • Economic Scenario - Money and Banking
    • Economic Scenario - Financial Support for Industry
  • PESTLE Analysis
    • PESTLE Analysis - An Overview
    • PESTLE Analysis - Key Factors
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure - Select Indicators
      • Table Infrastructure, Kazakhstan, 2011-2015
    • Infrastructure - Natural Resources
      • Table Natural Resources, Kazakhstan, 2012-15
  • Industry
    • Industry - Select Indicators
      • Table Select Indicators, Kazakhstan, 2010-2015
    • Industry - Structure
    • Industry - Shareholder Rights
    • Industry - Supportive Actions and Policies
  • Trade and Investment
    • Trade and Investment Environment
    • Trade and Investment Environment - Trade Agreements
  • Ease of Doing Business
    • Ease of Doing Business - A Snapshot
    • Ease of Doing Business - Setting up Business
    • Ease of Doing Business - Starting a Business and Permits
    • Ease of Doing Business - Electricity, Property and Credit
    • Ease of Doing Business - Investors and Contracts
    • Ease of Doing Business - Taxes and Trading Across Border
    • Ease of Doing Business - Resolving Insolvency
  • Tax Environment
    • Tax Environment - Income tax
    • Tax Environment - Property tax, Sales tax, VAT
    • Trade Environment - Custom Tariffs

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