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 region as of May 1, 2024 amounted to 707,6 thousand people, including 390,5 thousand people (55,2% ) - urban, 317.1 thousand people (44,8%) - rural residents.

The natural increase in the population in January-April 2024 amounted to 4098 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year - 4252 people).

The number of births as January-April 2024 amounted to 5293 people (1,2% less than in January-April 2023), the number of deaths amounted to 1195 people (8.1% more than in January-April 2023).

The balance of migration amounted to - 563 people (in January-April 2023 - -59 people), including in external migration - 219 people (232), in internal - -782 people (-291).

Labor and income

The number of unemployed in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 17692 people. The unemployment rate was 4,9% of the labour force. The number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 19949 people, or 5,7 % 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 604052 tenge, a decrease compared to the I quarter of 2023 amounted to 2,3%. The real wage index in I quarter 2024 was 89,1%.

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 353132 tenge, which is 6% higher than in IV quarter 2022, real cash income for the specified period decreased 3,6%.

Industry statistics

The volume of industrial production in January- may 2024 amounted to 4304998 million tenge in current prices, which is 2,0% less than in January- May 2023.

In the mining industry, production volumes decreased by 2,4%, in water supply, collection, processing and waste disposal, pollution elimination activities decreased by 11,7% in the manufacturing industry - by 0,5%, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and conditioned air there was increased by 16,2%.

The volume of gross output of agricultural products (services) in January-May 2024 amounted to 39635,4 million tenge, or 102,4% by January-May 2023.

The volume of cargo turnover in January-Maу 2024 amounted to 18877,4 million tkm (taking into account the assessment of the volume of cargo turnover of individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation), or 100,1% compared to January- Maу 2023

The volume of passenger traffic – 1973,1 million pkm, or 108,9% by January-Maу 2023.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 345332 million tenge, or 85.2% compared to January-May 2023.

In January-May 2024, the total area of housing put into operation increased by 4.2% and amounted to 183.4 thousand square meters. At the same time, the total area of individual residential buildings put into operation increased by 12.9% (181.6 thousand square meters).

The volume of investments in fixed capital in January-May 2024 amounted to 780725 million tenge, or 65.4% by January-May 2023.

Number of registered legal entities as of june 1, 2024 amounted to 14498 units and decreased by 0.4% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, including 14106 units with less than 100 employees. The number of operating legal entities amounted to 11106 units, among which 10714 units are small enterprises. The number of registered small and medium enterprises (legal entities) in the region amounted to 12461 units and increase by 0.4% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

Economics

The volume of gross regional product for January-December 2023 amounted to (according to operational data) 14950418,3 million tenge at current prices. Compared to the corresponding period of January-December 2022, real GRP increased by 109,7%. In the structure of GRP, the share of production of goods amounted to 56,3%, and services – 35,1%.

The consumer price index in May 2024 compared to December 2023 was 103,6%.

Prices for paid services for the population increased by 4,6%, non-food products - by 3,4%, and food products – by 3,1%.

The prices of enterprises producing industrial products in May 2024 compared to December 2023 decreased by 0,2%.

The volume of retail trade in January-Maу 2024 amounted to 190704,5 million tenge, or 3,4% more than the corresponding period in 2023.

The volume of wholesale trade in January-Maу 2024 amounted to 2427317,9 million tenge, or 90,4% compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

According to preliminary data, in January-April 2024, mutual trade with the EAEU countries amounted to 99,2 million US dollars and decreased by 21,8% compared to January-April 2023, including exports – 20,4 million US dollars (by 38,5% less), imports – 78,8 million US dollars (15,9% less).

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