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 the city as of May 1, 2024 amounted to 1458.1 thousand people.

The natural increase in the population in January-April 2024 amounted to 7556 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year - 7748 people).

The number of births as January-April 2024 amounted to 9441 people (0.2 %less than in January-April 2023), the number of deaths amounted to 1885 people (10.0% more than in January-April 2023).

The migration balance is positive and amounted to 20419 people (in January-April 2023 - 9076 people), including653 in external migration (391people ), in internal 19766 people (8685 people).

Labor and income

The number of unemployed in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 32599 people.

The unemployment rate was 4,5% of the labor force. The number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 8497 people, or 1,2% 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 494011 tenge, an increase compared to the I quarter of 2023 amounted to 14.3%. The real wage index in I quarter 2024 was 104.6%.

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 276296 tenge, which is 11,3% higher than in IV quarter 2022, the growth rate of real cash income for the specified period is 1,7%.

Industry statistics

The volume of industrial production in January-May 2024 amounted to 815787.3 million tenge in current prices, which is 18.6% more than in January-May 2023.

In the manufacturing industry - increased by 22%, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and conditioned air there was decreased by 13.8%, in water supply, collection, processing and waste disposal, pollution elimination activities decreased - by 2.2%.

The volume of gross output of agricultural products (services) in January-May 2024 amounted to 1363.5 million tenge, or 99% by January-May 2023.

The volume of cargo turnover in January-May 2024 amounted to – 16115.5 million tkm (taking into account the assessment of the volume of cargo turnover of individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation), or 117.1% compared to January-May 2023.

The volume of passenger traffic – 7096 million pkm, or 119.7% by January-May 2023.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 200509.2 million tenge, or 124.2% compared to January- May 2023.

In January-May 2024, the total area of housing put into operation increased by 17.3% and amounted to 1425.2 thousand square meters, of which in multi-apartment buildings - by 17.8% (1400.5 thousand square meters). At the same time, the total area of individual residential buildings put into operation increased by 0.5% (24.7 thousand square meters).

The volume of investments in fixed capital in January-May 2024 amounted to 469255.5 million tenge, or 106.9% by January-May 2023.

The number of registered legal entities as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 102294 units and increased by 4,8% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, including 101471 units with less than 100 employees. The number of operating legal entities amounted to 77886 units, including 77066 units - small businesses. The number of registered small and medium enterprises (legal entities) in the town amounted to 93186 units and increased by 4,2%.% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year.

Economics

The volume of gross regional product for January-December 2023 amounted to 12874957.1 million tenge at current prices. Compared to the corresponding period of January-December 2022, real GRP increased by 5,4%. In the structure of GRP, the share of production of goods amounted to 13.7%, services – 79.2%.

The consumer price index in January-May 2024 compared to January-May 2023 was 9.5%.

Prices for food products increased by 5.9%, non-food products – by 7.7%, paid services for the population – by 13.3%.

The prices of enterprises producing industrial products in January-May 2024 compared to January-May 2023 increased by 6.4%.

The volume of retail trade in January-May 2024 amounted to 846269.3 million tenge, or 7% more than the corresponding period in 2023.

The volume of wholesale trade in January-May 2024 amounted to 2325652.4 million tenge, or 102.7% compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

According to preliminary data, in January- April 2024, mutual trade with the EAEU countries amounted to 1755.8 million US dollars and decreased by 16.5% compared to January- April 2023, including exports – 430.1 million US dollars (by 32% less), imports – 1036.1 million US dollars (7.8% less).

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