Kazakstan The Economy

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Kazakstan - The Economy

For more recent information about the economy, see Facts about Kazakhstan.

The economy

Although Kazakstan has the potential to be a wealthy nation, since independence it has suffered consistent and precipitous economic decline. Reporting problems and incompatibility of data make precise measurement of the republic's economic shrinkage difficult, but it is generally accepted that, by the mid-1990s, GDP had dropped to about half of what it was in 1990 (see table 6, Appendix). Despite the presence of rich deposits of natural resources, the republic's industrial sector was developed in the Soviet period only in specific areas such as metal processing, chemicals, textiles, and food processing. The semiarid condition of much of Kazakstan's territory does not preclude the export of wheat, meat, and some vegetables.

Natural Resources
Work Force
Post-Soviet Economic Developments
Banking and Finance

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Economy of Kazakhstan - Wikipedia
Kazakhstan Economy - GDP, Inflation, CPI and Interest Rate
Kazakhstan Economy: Population, GDP, Inflation, Business
Kazakstan - The Economy - Mongabay.com
Kazakhstan: Economy | Asian Development Bank

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