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Canada-Kazakhstan fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Kazakhstan

General Information

Capital: Nur-Sultan
Population (million): 19.13
Total Area: 2,717,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 290.06 Tenge (KZT) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: December 16, Independence day (1991)
Language(s): Kazakh, Russian, others

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential republic with democratic structures. Bicameral parliament (parliamenti) with a 47-seat Senate and a 98-seat Assemby (Majilis- lower house). Prime Minister and Council of Ministers appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 14 provinces and 3 cities. Governing party: Nur-Otan.

Head of State:
President Kassym-Jormat TOKAYEV

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Askar MAMIN

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mukhtar TILEUBERDI
Finance: Yerulan ZHAMAUBAEV
Economy: Asset IRGALIYEV

Main Political Parties:
Nur-Otan (OTAN); the democratic party of Kazakhstan, Ak Zhol; People’s Party of Kazakhstan (KPK); National Social Democratic Party (OSDP); The People’s Democratic Party “Auyl”; Adal. Unregistered parties: Alga, Khalyk Rukh, Adilet and Ata Meken. Assembly as of last election (2021): (98 members) Nur-Otan 76, Ak Zhol 12, People’s Party of Kazakhstan 10

Elections:
Assembly, next in 2026, and Presidential, next in 2024.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Kazakhstan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 241.62 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 12,633.36 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 4 4.56
Inflation: (%) 8 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 4.88 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $87,474,890
Canadian imports from country: $911,876,508
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $1,947 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Akylbek Kamaldinov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Kazakhstan
Year Exports Imports
2017 $141,843,557 $481,119,725
2018 $113,631,142 $408,377,946
2019 $158,106,054 $464,293,346
2020 $75,991,217 $401,075,218
2021 $87,474,890 $911,876,508
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Kazakhstan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,207,851 $832,910
02 Veg. Prod. $ $195,974
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $190,063 $238
05 Mineral Prod. $630,924 $544
06 Chemical Prod. $1,326,397 $436,779,074
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,376,783 $13,944
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $13,548 $1,579
09 Wood Prod. $14 $
10 Paper Prod. $15,219 $27
11 Textiles Prod. $158,994 $28,363
12 Dress Access. $62,117 $21
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $92,968 $1,003
14 Precious Metals/stones $34,307 $453,497,870
15 Base Metal Prod. $4,944,159 $20,203,415
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $61,813,931 $229,542
17 Vehicles and Equip. $8,556,407 $54,727
18 Specialized Inst. $5,737,822 $27,741
19 Arms & Ammunition $147,562 $
20 Misc. Articles $74,700 $
21 Antiques $ $


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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