International Trade in Kazakhstan

International Trade in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's foreign debt continues to increase. It went from USD 107.6 billion in 2008 to USD 111.1 billion in 2009. The growth rate of the GDP was estimated at 5.4% in 2010 after a difficult period in between 2008 (3.2%) and 2009 (1.2%) which was mainly provoked by the drop in oil... Read more

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  • Shenzhen Neptune Logistics Co.,Ltd

    Shenzhen Neptune Logistics Co.,Ltd

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    Neptune Logistics Corporation of CHINA enjoys this opportunity to introduce ourselves as a mutimodal transport expert and one of the...
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    Omega Intl Landbridge Transportation Ltd

    Freight Forwarder, Kazakhstan

    Omega Int'l Landbridge Transportation Ltd. with several years experience and a group of professional staff in the international...

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  • Senta International Trading

    Senta International Trading

    Distributors, Kazakhstan

    We are doing Import and export business, our markets are Egypt, Jordan, KSA, UAE and CIS countries, we are main importers for Frozen Food...
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    Acumen International

    HR Outsourcing, Kazakhstan

    ACUMEN INTERNATIONAL is a SINGLE REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe plus...

Overview About International Trade in Kazakhstan

Main Industry Sectors

The agricultural sector does not contribute but to about 5.3% of the GDP but it employs around 33.5% of the active population. Kazakhstan, with its 22.2 million hectares of agricultural land, is the 6th largest global producer of cereals, despite its low yields per hectare. Cereal production obtained a record figure of 22.7 million tons in 2009; however, it did not reach but 13.7 million tons in 2010.  Livestock farming is also an important activity. Kazakhstan is practically self-sufficient in food production.

Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources, almost all of them are present in its subsoil.  This industry represented about 30% of the GDP in 2009. The production of hydrocarbons has increased 8.5% in 2009 in relation to 2008.  The construction sector had strongly developed until August 2007, then it experienced a crisis from which it has not yet recovered.  The manufacturing activities are limited to textile, chemical products, fertilizers and pharmaceutical products.

The tertiary sector is growing and contributes 54.5% to the GDP.


Economic Overview

Kazakhstan's foreign debt continues to increase. It went from USD 107.6 billion in 2008 to USD 111.1 billion in

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