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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Kazakhstan
Year Exports Imports
2009 $212,373,720 $1,693,374,886
2010 $140,728,110 $2,284,617,422
2011 $152,530,102 $2,854,466,185
2012 $101,704,268 $3,187,024,912
2013 $170,770,999 $2,593,831,886
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Kazakhstan
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $19,162,282 $711,984
02 Veg. Prod. $2,500 $1,826,870
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $126,023 $31
05 Mineral Prod. $546,313 $2,336,662,669
06 Chemical Prod. $1,041,431 $252,299,855
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,542,895 $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $22,397 $10
09 Wood Prod. $58,963 $
10 Paper Prod. $23,050 $194
11 Textiles Prod. $673,760 $9,167
12 Dress Access. $249,421 $440
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $699,686 $5
14 Precious Metals/stones $184 $53
15 Base Metal Prod. $3,288,122 $2,238,287
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $52,603,164 $80,268
17 Vehicles and Equip. $74,949,596 $1,140
18 Specialized Inst. $13,145,737 $453
19 Arms & Ammunition $21,593 $
20 Misc. Articles $1,347,679 $374
21 Antiques $ $76

Capital: Astana
Population (million): 17.165
Total Area: 2,717,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 145.66 Tenge (KZT)(2013)
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 January 2017. President (7 year term); next in 2018. Senate (6 year term); next in Dec. 2014.


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Kazakhstan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 238.81 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 13912.78 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 6 2.02
Inflation: (%) 5.83 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.22 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $170,770,999
Canadian imports from country: $2,593,831,886
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Kazakhstan: $2423 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Shawn Steil


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-19