GDP growth will remain robust at 4% in 2019, driven mainly by private consumption, but will slow to around 3.5% in 2020 and 2021, as the stimulating effect of fiscal packages dies out. The current account balance will deteriorate as imports rise on the back of stronger demand for consumer and capital goods. Export growth could decelerate amid an expected economic slowdown in Kazakhstan’s main trading partners.

map Kazakhstan
Main Economic Indicators201720182019202020212022
Population, 1000 persons180381827618514...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)189002030021200...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average4.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR409400433...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-2.7-1.4-1.9...
Public debt in % of GDP25.726.025.0...
Current account in % of GDP-3.1-0.2-3.1-2.0-1.9.
FDI inflow, EUR mn41711813200...
Gross external debt in % of GDP94.991.390.0...

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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KAZAKHSTAN: Relying on state support to sustain economic growth

Alexandra Bykova
in: Braced for Fallout from Global Slowdown
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2019, November 2019 , pp. 72-75
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Monthly Report No. 6/2019

Vasily Astrov, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter, Hermine Vidovic and Goran Vuksic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 6, June 2019
27 pages including 24 Tables and 1 Figure