Fact Sheet

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Kazakhstan

Official Title:
Republic of Kazakhstan


General Information

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 statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Kazakhstan
Year Exports Imports
2011 $152,530,102 $2,854,466,185
2012 $101,704,268 $3,187,024,912
2013 $170,770,999 $2,593,831,886
2014 $130,417,166 $507,159,975
2015 $117,160,827 $524,890,264
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Kazakhstan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,585,420 $1,925,796
02 Veg. Prod. $ $551,100
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $543,985 $112
05 Mineral Prod. $934,490 $346,152,611
06 Chemical Prod. $984,657 $173,387,455
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $3,282,091 $17
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $8,336 $
09 Wood Prod. $86,394 $
10 Paper Prod. $5,980 $107
11 Textiles Prod. $184,485 $21,560
12 Dress Access. $37,073 $2,140
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $188,121 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $7,476 $
15 Base Metal Prod. $3,119,317 $2,398,070
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $44,873,760 $76,957
17 Vehicles and Equip. $42,724,098 $370,849
18 Specialized Inst. $10,149,066 $28
19 Arms & Ammunition $11,041 $
20 Misc. Articles $5,236,160 $3
21 Antiques $ $3,459

Capital: Astana
Population (million): 17.683
Total Area: 2,717,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 171.13 Tenge (KZT)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: December 16, Independence day (1991)
Language(s): Kazakh, Russian, Ukrainian, 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 Nursultan NAZARBAYEV

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Karim MASSIMOV

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Erlan IDRISSOV
Finance: Bakhyt SULTANOV
Economy and Budget Planning: Yerbolat DOSSAYEV

Main Political Parties:
Nur-Otan (OTAN); Ak Zhol; Communist People’s Party; Communist Party of Kazakhstan (KPK); National Social Democratic Party (OSDP); Auyl; Party of Patriots. Unregistered parties: Alga, Khalyk Rukh, Adilet and Ata Meken. Assembly: (98 members) Nur-Otan 83, Ak Zhol 8, Communist People’s Party 7

Elections:
Assembly (5 year term); next in March 2016. President (5 year term); next in 2020.


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Kazakhstan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 221.49 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 12525.78 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.16 1.18
Inflation: (%) 6.45 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 5.04 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $117,160,827
Canadian imports from country: $524,890,264
FDI in Canada: $ million (2014)
CDI in Kazakhstan: $3158 million (2014)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Shawn Steil


April 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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