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 Tleuberdi
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 (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $113,616,727
Canadian imports from country: $403,775,302
FDI in Canada : $ million
CDI in Kazakhstan: $2,695 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Akylbek Kamaldinov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau


December 2019
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
2014 $130,417,166 $507,159,975
2015 $117,160,827 $522,545,938
2016 $80,424,679 $693,998,039
2017 $141,843,402 $481,119,725
2018 $113,616,727 $403,775,302
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Kazakhstan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,938,140 $1,288,228
02 Veg. Prod. $80,389 $489
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $1,449,412 $246
05 Mineral Prod. $101,404 $233,783,391
06 Chemical Prod. $1,244,761 $164,996,073
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,023,609 $328
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,706 $745
09 Wood Prod. $1,399 $70
10 Paper Prod. $40,669 $17
11 Textiles Prod. $256,431 $3,261
12 Dress Access. $195,356 $35
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $205,586 $91
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $407
15 Base Metal Prod. $6,972,090 $3,434,295
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $82,062,599 $126,985
17 Vehicles and Equip. $5,164,508 $44,704
18 Specialized Inst. $5,331,961 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $3 $
20 Misc. Articles $ $7,504
21 Antiques $ $499