Bureau of National statistics
Agency for Strategic planning and reforms of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Summary of the socio-economic development of the region
Population size and migration

The population of Aktobe region as of April 1, 2024 amounted to 941,8 thousand people, including 706,4 thousand people (75%) - urban, 235,4 thousand people (25%) - rural residents.

The natural increase in the population in January-March 2024 amounted to 3095 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year - 3256 people).

The number of births as January-March 2024 amounted to 4487 people (4,2% less than in January-March 2023), the number of deaths amounted to 1392 people (2,5% less than in January-March 2023).

The balance of migration is negative and amounted to - -735 people (in January-March 2023 - -133 people), including in external migration - a negative balance of - 155 (201), in internal - negative - 890 people (-334).

Labor and income

The number of unemployed in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 21,8 thousand people.

The unemployment rate was 4,7% of the labour force. The number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed as of May 1, 2024 amounted to 9884 people or 2,2% of the labour force.

The average monthly nominal wages accrued to employees (excluding small enterprises engaged in entrepreneurial activities) in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 345949 tenge, an increase compared to the I quarter of 2023 amounted to 16,1%. The real wage index in I quarter 2024 was 106,9%.

In the IV quarter of 2023 the average per capita nominal cash income of the population of the region, according to the estimate, amounted to 178929 tenge, which is 21% higher than in IV quarter 2022, the growth rate of real cash income for the specified period is 9,9%.

Industry statistics

The volume of industrial production in January-Аpril 2024 amounted to 831532,6 million tenge in current prices, which is 12,3% more than in January-Аpril 2023.

In the mining industry, production volumes increased by 0,4%, in the manufacturing industry by 25,4%, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and conditioning by 25,4%, in water supply, collection, processing and waste disposal, pollution elimination activities by 16,9%.

The volume of gross output of agricultural products (services) in January-April 2024 amounted to 84960,9 million tenge, or 100,6% by January-April 2023.

The volume of cargo turnover in January-April 2024 amounted to 13586,6 million tkm (taking into account the assessment of the volume of cargo turnover of individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation), or 91,5% compared to January-April 2023.

The volume of passenger traffic – 1045,9 million pkm, or 97,4% by January-April 2023.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 53191,5 million tenge, or 130,9% compared to January-April 2023.

In January-April 2024, the total area of housing put into operation increased by 13,2% and amounted to 231,7 thousand square meters, of which in multi-apartment buildings - by 42,1% (114 thousand square meters). At the same time, the total area of individual residential buildings put into operation decreased by 8,4% (113,7 thousand square meters).

The volume of investments in fixed capital in January-April 2024 amounted to 187201,8 million tenge, or 94,3% by January-April 2023.

The number of registered legal entities as of May 1, 2024 amounted to 19608 units and decreased by 0,4% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, including 19220 units with less than 100 employees. The number of operating legal entities amounted to 14880 units, including 14493 units - small businesses. The number of registered small and medium enterprises (legal entities) in the region amounted to 16752 units and decreased by 0,5% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year.


The short-term economic indicator for January-April 2024 compared to January-April 2023 amounted to 113,5%. The calculation of the short-term economic indicator is carried out to ensure efficiency and is based on changes in output indices for basic sectors: agriculture, industry, construction, trade, transport and communications, accounting for over 60% of GDP.

The volume of gross regional product for January-December 2023 amounted to 4717853,1 million tenge at current prices. Compared to the corresponding period of January-December 2022, real GRP decreased by 0,3%. In the structure of GRP, the share of production of goods amounted to 46,6%, services – 53,4%.

The consumer price index in April 2024 compared to December 2023 was 103,9%.

Prices for food products increased by 2,2%, non-food products – by 1,9%, paid services for the population – by 8,3%.

The prices of enterprises producing industrial products in April 2024 compared to December 2023 decreased by 1,4%.

The volume of retail trade in January-April 2024 amounted to 222411,8 million tenge, or 5,4% more than the corresponding period in 2023.

The volume of wholesale trade in January-April 2024 amounted to 426799,3 million tenge, or 131,5% compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

According to preliminary data, in January-March 2024, mutual trade with the EAEU countries amounted to 415,9 million US dollars and more by 27,2% compared to January-March 2023, including exports – 133,6 million US dollars (by 0,8% more), imports – 282,4 million US dollars (45,2% more).

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