Factsheet : Kazakhstan

Official Title:
Republic of Kazakhstan


General Information

Capital: Nur-Sultan
Population (million): 18.46
Total Area: 2,717,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 250.3 Tenge (KZT) (2018- 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 Kassym-Jormat Tokayev

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Askar MAMIN

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mukhtar TILEUBERDI
Finance: Alikhan SMAILOV
Economy: Ruslan DALENOV

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 84, Ak Zhol 7, Communist People’s Party 7

Elections:
Assembly and Presidential (both are 5 year terms); next in 2020


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Kazakhstan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 221.48 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 11,996.07 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.1 1.83
Inflation: (%) 6.02 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 4.95 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $158,680,599
Canadian imports from country: $455,209,622
FDI in Canada (2018) : $ million
CDI in country (2018): $2,695 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Akylbek Kamaldinov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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
2015 $117,160,827 $522,545,938
2016 $80,424,679 $693,998,039
2017 $141,843,557 $481,119,725
2018 $113,631,142 $410,173,665
2019 $158,680,599 $455,209,622
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Kazakhstan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,750,377 $1,751,842
02 Veg. Prod. $ $90,800
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $1,013,363 $115,656
05 Mineral Prod. $710,444 $160,258,021
06 Chemical Prod. $1,016,679 $288,058,575
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,684,080 $4,065
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,124 $25,880
09 Wood Prod. $441 $
10 Paper Prod. $67,238 $
11 Textiles Prod. $796,818 $11,342
12 Dress Access. $366,597 $47,294
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $337,948 $832
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $5,818,266 $4,125,582
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $65,714,145 $656,878
17 Vehicles and Equip. $66,689,078 $3,038
18 Specialized Inst. $7,113,642 $1,413
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $1,068,241 $2,214
21 Antiques $ $264