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.
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