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Summary of the socio-economic development of the region

The population of the region as of October 1, 2023 amounted to 788.3 thousand people, including urban 444.8 thousand people (56.4%), rural 343.5 thousand people (43.6%).

The natural population growth in January-September 2023 amounted to 3245 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year - 3223 people). In January-September 2023, newborns were registered by 4.4% less than in January-September 2022, deaths – by 7.3% less. The balance of migration of the population is negative and amounted to -2924 people (in January-September 2022 – -2919 people), including -548 people (-1041 people) in external migration, -2376 people (-1878 people) in internal migration.

Real sector of the economy

Gross regional product (GRP) for January-June 2023 amounted to 1462631.5 million tenge. The index of real change in the volume of GRP by January-June 2022 amounted to 109.3%. The largest share in the region's GRP is occupied by industry – 34.9%, operations with real estate – 10%, wholesale and retail trade; repair of cars and motorcycles - 9.8%.

The volume of industrial production for January-October 2023 amounted to 1416992.4 million tenge in current prices, the index of industrial production – 113.4%. In the mining industry and quarrying, the index of industrial production compared to the corresponding period for 2022 amounted to 121%, manufacturing – 111.3%, supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and air conditioning – 120.1%, water supply; collection, processing and disposal of waste, activities for the elimination of pollution – 95.6%.

The volume of gross output of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in January-Oсtober 2023 amounted to 666961.3 million tenge, which is less than in January-Oсtober 2022 by 26.7%.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 197861.4 million tenge, or 100.4% against January-October 2022.

Cargo turnover for January-October 2023 amounted 22200.8 million t-km. (taking into account the estimated volume of cargo turnover of individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation) and decreased by 15% from January-October 2022. The volume of passenger turnover amounted to 1079.3 million p-km and decresed by 17%.

Living standards statistics

Average per capital nominal monetary income of the population according to the assessment in II quarter of 2023 amounted to 163240 tenge. Compared to the corresponding period in 2022, the increase was 22.9% in nominal and a increase of 5% in real money income.

Labor market and wages

The number of unemployed for the III quarter of 2023 amounted to 20.6 thousand people. The unemployment rate was 4.8% of the labor force. Number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed, at the end of October 2023 was 5.8 thousand people or 1.3% of the labor force.

The average monthly nominal salary of one employee (data are given for the range of enterprises reporting in the reporting period, excluding small enterprises) for  the III quarter of 2023 amounted to 291772 tenge, 17.6% higher than the level of the same period in 2022.

Price statistics

Consumer price index October 2023 by December 2022 amounted to 109,4%, including for food products – 108.4%, non-food – 108.6%, paid services to the population – 112.3%. The prices of enterprises producing industrial products in October 2023 compared to December 2022 incresed by 4,7%.


The volume of retail trade in January-October 2023 amounted to 354856.4 million tenge, which is 5% more than the corresponding period in 2022.

The volume of wholesale trade in January-October 2023 amounted to 570121 million tenge, or less by 98% more than the corresponding period in 2022.

According to preliminary data, foreign trade turnover in January-September 2023 amounted to 489671.4 thousand US dollars and compared to January-September decresed by 8.1%, including exports – 132406.9 thousand US dollars (3.4% more) and imports – 357264.5 thousand US dollars (decreased by 3.8%).

Enterprise statistics

The number of registered legal entities as of November 1, 2023 amounted to 15102 units and decreased by 0.4% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, including 14773 units with less than 100 employees. The number of operating legal entities amounted to 12237 units, among which 11912 units are small enterprises. The number of registered small and medium-sized enterprises (legal entities) in the region amounted to 11748 units and increased by 0.4% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

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