Imports in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Imports (%) | Economic News & Forecasts

Kazakhstan - Imports (percent change)

National accounts revealed that the economy lost momentum in the first quarter. Manufacturing activity languished in the doldrums on a slowdown in key trading partners, while electricity supply swung to decline and the expansion of the services sector softened. Turning to the second quarter, a 4.1% rise in the short-term economic indicator for January–April suggests growth remained solid at the start of the period. The expansion was fueled by higher oil prices and a likely boost in exports, thanks to a weaker tenge, which should have kept the current account in surplus. This countered the impact of a continued weakening in the industrial sector. Prevailing uncertainty on the political front ahead of the 9 June snap election, however, has spurred sizable capital outflows, which has in turn led to depletion of reserves and a further depreciation of the tenge.

Kazakhstan - Imports (%) Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Imports (annual variation in %)4.1  -13.3  -23.2  -17.1  13.3  

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Note: Imports, annual variation in %.
Source: Agency of Statistics

Kazakhstan Facts

Exchange Rate384.00.32 %Jun 14
Stock Market0.10.0 %Jun 14

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