Kazakhstan

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General Overview

Population:

15,522,373 (July 2011 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $197.7 billion (2010 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $12,800 (2010 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

7% (2010 est.)

Industries:

  • Oil
  • Coal
  • Iron ore
  • Manganese
  • Chromite
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • Bauxite
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Phosphates
  • Sulphur
  • Iron and steel
  • Tractors and other agricultural machinery
  • Electric motors
  • Construction materials

Imports:

US $30.11 billion (2010 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Metal products
  • Foodstuffs

Exports:

US $59.23 billion (2010 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Oil and oil products
  • Ferrous metals
  • Chemicals
  • Machinery
  • Grain
  • Wool
  • Meat
  • Coal

Alberta's exports to Kazakhstan:

CAN $29.9 million (2009)

Alberta's main exports to Kazakhstan:

  • Distilling of rectifying plant
  • Ventilating or air/gas recycling hoods
  • Boring or sinking machinery and parts
  • Pumps and parts
  • Surveying or geophysical instruments
  • Horse meat
  • Iron or steel articles
  • Plant or laboratory equipment for heat treatment
  • Prepared explosives
  • Instruments for measuring the flow of liquids
  • Valves
  • Prefabricated buildings
  • Electrical boards and panels
  • Instruments for measuring pressure
  • Motor vehicles (non-transport purposes)
  • Other machinery

Canada's main exports to Kazakhstan:

  • Tractors
  • Seeders, planters and transplanters
  • Distilling or rectifying plant
  • Aircraft
  • Ventilating or air/gas recycling hoods
  • Boring or sinking machinery
  • Machinery for washing or sinking stones
  • Salts of formic acid
  • Parts of harvesting, threshing machinery
  • Prefabricated buildings

Information about Kazakhstan

CIA World Factbook
Detailed information about Kazakhstan's economy, political system and history.
Energy Information Administration
Energy profile for Kazakhstan
Nation Master
Statistics about Kazakhstan's economy.

Export statistics

Alberta's International Trade Review
An analysis of Alberta's international exports of goods and services. Published by Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations.
Trade Data Online
Customized reports on Canada's trade with over 200 countries.

Alberta-Kazakhstan relations

World Relations
A summary of Alberta's relationship with Kazakhstan.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Industrial machinery and equipment: Kazakhstan's oil and gas industry has similarities to Alberta's, although it lacks Alberta's infrastructure and maturity. Atyrau and Aktau, on the Caspian, offer shallow-water drilling, transportation and processing opportunities. Product in these areas is high in sulphur and the Kazakhs are anxious for expertise to deal with this.

Services for exporters

Canada Business
Online tool for new and experienced exporters.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation
Crown corporation that promotes and facilitates international trade on behalf of Canadian industry.
Export Alert!
A resource for exporters to learn about changes in foreign export regulations.
Export resources
Resources for both new and experienced exporters.
International Trade Canada
Sector reports as well as a list of staff contacts that can assist exporters.

Services in Kazakhstan