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 Almaty region as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 1543.6 thousand people, including 248.7 thousand people (16.1%) - urban, 1294.9 thousand people (83.9%) - rural residents.

The natural increase in the population in January-May 2024 amounted to 9681 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year – 9712 people).

The number of birts as January-May 2024 amounted to 13577 people (0.6% more than in January-May 2023) the number of deaths amounted to 3896 people (3.1% more than in January-May 2023).

The balance of migration is positive and amounted to 2740 people (in January-May 2023 – 898 people), including in external migration – a positive balance of 1422 people (866), in internal – positive 1318 people and (32).

Labor and income

The number of unemployed in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 34,8 thousand people.

The unemployment rate was 4,6% of the labor force. The number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed as of July 1, 2024 amounted to 25603 people, or 3,5% of the labor force.

The average monthly nominal wages accrued to employees (excluding small enterprises engaged in entrepreneurial activities) in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 309548 tenge, an increase compared to the I quarter of 2023 amounted to 12.2%. The real wage index in I quarter 2024 was 104.5%.

In the I quarter of 2024 the average per capita nominal cash income of the population of the region, according to the estimate, amounted to 139 088 tenge, which is 12,2% higher than in I quarter 2023, the growth rate of real cash income for the specified period is 4,5%.

Industry statistics

The volume of industrial production in January-June 2024 amounted to 884276,3 million tenge in current prices, which is 5,2% more than in January- June 2023.

In the mining industry, production volumes increased by 9,9%, in manufacturing industry by 3,6%, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and conditioned air there was by increase of 39,8%, in water supply, collection, processing and waste disposal, pollution elimination activities - by 6,2%.

The volume of gross output of agricultural products (services) in January-June 2024 amounted to 192 202,3 million tenge, or 106,4 % by January-June 2023.

The volume of cargo turnover in January- June 2024 amounted to 10109.4 million tkm (taking into account the assessment of the volume of cargo turnover of individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation), or 94.6% compared to January- June 2023.

The volume of passenger traffic – 607 million pkm, or 139.7% by January- June 2023.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 110 391,7 million tenge, or 14,5% compared to                         January-June2023.

In January- June 2024, the total area of housing put into operation Increased by 9,1% and amounted to 589,0 thousand square meters, of which in multi-apartment buildings - by 30,6% (201,7 thousand square meters). At the same time, the total area of individual residential buildings put into operation Increased by 0,4% (387,1 thousand square meters).         

The volume of investments in fixed capital in January- June 2024 amounted to 331156,1 million tenge, or 21.0% by January- June 2023.

The number of registered legal entities as of July 1, 2024 amounted to 20 520 units and increased by 106,5% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, including 20 036units with less than 17 542employees.            The number of operating legal entities amounted to 1 units, including 17 059 units - small businesses. The number of registered small and medium enterprises (legal entities) in the region amounted to 17 381units and increased by 107,2%compared to the corresponding date of the previous year.

Economics

The volume of gross regional product for January-March 2024 amounted to 1199159,3 million tenge at current prices. Compared to the corresponding period of January-March 2023, real GRP increased by 7.4 %. In the structure of GRP, the share of production of goods amounted to 40%, services – 60%.

The consumer price index in January – June 2024 сompared to January – June 2023 was 106.6%. Prices for food products increased by 5%, non-food products – by 6,7%, paid services for the population – by 10,1%. The prices of enterprises producing industrial products in January-June 2024 compared to January – June 2023 increased by 6,3%.

The volume of retail trade in January-June 2024 amounted to 289128,7 million tenge, or 1,5% more than the corresponding period in 2023.

The volume of wholesale trade in January-June 2024 amounted to 393849,8 million tenge, or 110,1% compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

According to preliminary data, in January- May 2024, mutual trade with the EAEU countries amounted to 386,2 million US dollar sand decreased by 12% compared to January- May 2023, including exports – 124,9 million US dollars (by 11,2% less), imports – 261,3 million US dollars (12,4% less).

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