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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of Kazakhstan
Head of State : Nursultan A. Nazarbayev
Population : 17.54 Million
Capital City : Astana
Largest City : Almaty
Languages : Kazak, Russian
Monetary Unit : Tenge (KZT)
Facts
GDP (USD) : 184 Billion (2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 14,022.11 million (2012)
GNI (USD) : 173 Billion (2015)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 87.28 Billion (2014)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 56.57 Billion (2014)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 71.62 Years (2014)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 6,060.74 million (2013)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 3,061.87 million (2013)
Location & Geography
Kazakhstan is located in the centre of the Eurasian continent occupying the ninth largest land area in the world. It is bordered by Russia in the North, China in the East, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in the South, and the Caspian Sea in the West. The country’s landscape is diverse. The forest-steppes of the North become steppes, semi-deserts, and deserts in the South. Steppes account for about one third of the country’s territory, while the semi-deserts stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Altai Mountains constitute 15 percent of the land area. There are numerous rivers, the largest ones being Ertis, Esil, Oral (Zhaiyk) and Syrdaria. The climate is mostly continental with hot summers and cold winters. Different elevations result in wide variations in temperature and precipitation.
Investment Profile
Doing Business 2016 Rank***Doing Business 2017 RankChange in Rank
513516
Doing Business 2016 DTF**
(% points)
Doing Business 2017 DTF**
(% points)
Change in DTF**
(% points)
70.4575.094.64
Events
Exhibition | April 10 - 12, 2018 | Kazakhstan
Exhibition | April 10 - 12, 2018 | Kazakhstan
Exhibition | March 26 - 28, 2018 | Kazakhstan