Fact Sheet: Kazakhstan - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Astana
  • Population (millions): 17.2
  • Total area: 2,699,700 km2
  • Currency: Tenge
  • Language (s): Kazakh, Russian and Ukrainian

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 226.9
  • GDP per capita ($): 13,227
  • GDP growth (%): 6
  • Inflation (%): 5.8
  • Unemployment (%): 5.2

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Education
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Kazakhstan$171.7
Canada’s merchandise imports from Kazakhstan$2,593.8
Canadian investment in Kazakhstan$2,423
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