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
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 $522,545,938
2016 $80,404,718 $698,466,132
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Kazakhstan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,791,186 $3,410,361
02 Veg. Prod. $ $503,360
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $391,640 $822,146
05 Mineral Prod. $83,261 $467,037,134
06 Chemical Prod. $1,124,666 $223,102,742
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,611,585 $825
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,391 $
09 Wood Prod. $123,657 $
10 Paper Prod. $5,457 $107
11 Textiles Prod. $45,886 $9,683
12 Dress Access. $18,716 $185
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $330,584 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $9,106 $704
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,152,105 $3,108,324
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $42,926,502 $464,614
17 Vehicles and Equip. $23,407,791 $399
18 Specialized Inst. $3,195,078 $2,800
19 Arms & Ammunition $17,565 $
20 Misc. Articles $3,087,788 $2,379
21 Antiques $ $348

Capital: Astana
Population (million): 17.68
Total Area: 2,717,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 256.20898 Tenge (KZT) (2016 - 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 Bakytzhan Sagintayev

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Erlan Idrissov
Finance: Bakhyt Sultanov
Economy: Timur Suleimenov

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) 236.36 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 13,366.78 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.16 1.08
Inflation: (%) 6.45 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 5.04 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $80,404,718
Canadian imports from country: $698,466,132
FDI in Canada: $2 million (2015)
CDI in Kazakhstan: $2,512 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Shawn Steil


March 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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