Fact Sheet: Kazakhstan - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Astana
  • Population (millions): 16.7
  • Total area: 2,699,700 km2
  • Currency: Tenge
  • Language (s): Kazakh, Russian and Ukrainian

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 196.3
  • GDP per capita ($): 11,768
  • GDP growth (%): 5
  • Inflation (%): 5.1
  • Unemployment (%): 5.4

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Education
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Kazakhstan$101.7$182.8
Canada’s merchandise imports from Kazakhstan$3,187$93.2
Canadian investment in KazakhstanCommercially sensitive information$1,613
Kazakh investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive informationNot available