Highlights from the Asian Development Outlook 2013:
Growth slowed to 5.0% from 7.5% in 2011, as industry largely stagnated and severe drought cut agricultural output by nearly 18%. Inflation also slowed. Rapid import growth, linked partly to public investment programs, narrowed the current account surplus to 4.3% of GDP from 7.2% in 2011, but assets in the country's sovereign wealth fund again increased. Growth is expected to recover slowly, to 5.2% in 2013 and 5.6% in 2014, as continued government investment spending boosts domestic demand. Read more.
More economic and social indicators for Kazakhstan from the World Bank's World Development Indicators online.
The United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report program has prepared a series of reports on Kazakhstan.
Partner Institutions and Kazakhstan