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 Kostanay region as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 828.3 thousand people, including 518.6 thousand people (62.6%) – urban, 309.7 thousand people (37.4%) – rural residents.

The natural increase in the population in January-May 2024 amounted to 368 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year – 527 people).

The number of births as January-May 2024 amounted to 3904 people (3.3% less than in January-May 2023), the number of deaths amounted to 3536 people (0.7% more than in January-May 2023).

The balance of migration is negative and amounted to 2013 people (in January-May 2023 – -901 people), including in external migration – 90 people (-3 people), in internal migration – -2103 people (-898 people).

Labor and income

The number of unemployed in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 21521 people.

The unemployment rate was 4.7% of the labor force.

The number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed as of July 1, 2024 amounted to 9101 people or 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 313092 tenge, an increase compared to the I quarter of 2023 amounted to 14%.

The real wage index in I quarter 2024 was 105.1%.

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 184505 tenge, which is 16.3% higher than in I quarter 2023, the growth rate of real cash income for the specified period is 107.2%.

Industry statistics

The volume of industrial production in January-June 2024 amounted to 1337363.6 million tenge in current prices, which is 3.5% less than in January-June 2023.

In the mining and mine workings industry, production volumes increased by 7.9%, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and air conditioned – by 16.1%, in water supply; sanitation; waste collection, treatment and disposal, pollution elimination activities – by 18.4%. In the manufacturing industry the decrease in production amounted to 8.5%.

The volume of gross output of agricultural products (services) in January-June 2024 amounted to 91378,3 million tenge or 106.8% by January-June 2023.

The volume of cargo turnover in January-June 2024 amounted to 12850 million t-km (taking into account the assessment of the volume of cargo turnover of individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation), or 94.2% compared to January-June 2023.

The volume of passenger traffic – 932.2 million p-km, or 130.1% by January-June 2023.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 81761.7 million tenge or 110.8% compared to January-June 2023.

In January-June 2024, the total area of housing put into operation increased by 2.2% and amounted to 247.7 thousand square meters, of which in multi-apartment buildings - by 12.3% (174.2 thousand square meters). At the same time, the total area of individual residential buildings put into operation decreased by 16.5% (72.2 thousand square meters).

The volume of investments in fixed capital in January-June 2024 amounted to 230058.2 million tenge or 103.7% by January-June 2023.

The number of registered legal entities as of July 1, 2024 amounted to 14864 units and decreased by 1.3% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, including 14468 units with less than 100 employees. The number of operating legal entities amounted to 12841 units, including 12447 units - small businesses. The number of registered small and medium enterprises (legal entities) in the region amounted to 11527 units and decreased by 1.9% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year.


The volume of gross regional product for January-March 2024 amounted to 974585,8 million tenge at current prices. Compared to the corresponding period of January-March 2023, real GRP increased by 105.1%. In the structure of GRP, the share of production of goods amounted to 47.6%, services – 45.8%.

The consumer price index in June 2024 compared to December 2023 was 104%.

Prices for food products increased by 2,8%, non-food products – by 3%, paid services for the population – by 6,6%. The prices of enterprises producing industrial products in June 2024 compared to December 2023 increased by 4,4%.

The volume of retail trade in January-June 2024 amounted to 282331.1 million tenge, or 7.5% more than the corresponding period in 2023.

The volume of wholesale trade in January-June 2024 amounted to 428040 million tenge, or 106.5% compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

According to preliminary data, in January-May 2024, mutual trade with the EAEU countries amounted to 633 million US dollars and decreased by 19.2% compared to January-May 2023, including exports – 236.8 million US dollars (by 23.5% less), imports – 396.2 million US dollars (16.3% less).

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