Kazakhstan can increase the volume of attracted direct investment to $ 100 billion, including in non-primary sectors - up to $ 40 billion. This conclusion was made by the Boston Consulting Group in the report “Investments in Central Asia: one region, many opportunities”.
Kazakhstan's GDP is $ 159.4 billion (comparable to Hungary or Algeria), which is about 60% of Central Asian countries. Today, Kazakhstan is the most developed country in the region. Economic growth is 5.9% on average over the past 20 years. At the same time, Kazakhstan ranks 58th among 189 countries in the Human Development Index, which is higher than the average for Europe and Central Asia, and is in 3rd place among Asian countries, ahead of Thailand (10th in region) and China (11th place).
Inflation was 5.3%, the dollar rose by 16%. Unemployment rate –4.9%.
Mining and oil and gas, trade and manufacturing account for over 40% of GDP.
Investment in fixed assets in 2018 increased by 20% ($ 5.3 billion).
The magazine "Forbes" published an analytical review of the results of 2018:
The growth of investments amounted to 7.0% on an annualized basis, industrial production - 3.2%, including 1.6% in the manufacturing industry and 4.8% in the mining industry. Agricultural production is 3.6%. The volume of construction works is 8.9%, works in the service sector - 3.7%, trade –7.2%.
Interview of Minister of National Economy R. Dalenov to Forbes magazine: