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 843.9 thousand people, including 396.5 thousand people (47%) - urban, 447.4 thousand people (53%) - rural residents.

The natural increase in the population in January-April 2024 amounted to 4867 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year - 4947 people).

The number of births as January-April 2024 amounted to 6367 people (0.3% more than in January-April 2023), the number of deaths amounted to 1500 people (6.8% more than in January-April 2023).

The balance of migration is negative and amounted to - -2907 people (in January-April 2023 - -1256 people), including in external migration - a positive balance of – -2 people (0), in internal - negative - -2905 people and (-1256).

Labor and income

The number of unemployed in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 17.3 thousand people.

The unemployment rate was 4.9% of the labor force. The number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 17368 people, or 4.9% 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 329917 tenge, an increase compared to the I quarter of 2023 amounted to 12.4%. The real wage index in I quarter 2024 was 103.9%.

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 138026 tenge, which is 15.9% higher than in IV quarter 2022, the growth rate of real cash income for the specified period is 5.7%.

Industry statistics

The volume of industrial production in January-May 2024 amounted to 431462 million tenge in current prices, which is 6.3% more than in January-May 2023.

In the mining industry, production volumes decreased by 3.6%, in the manufacturing industry there was an increase of- 43.5%, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and conditioned air there was by 1.5%, in water supply; sanitation; waste collection, treatment and disposal, pollution elimination activities - by 3%.

The volume of gross output of agricultural products (services) in January-May 2024 amounted to 31507 million tenge, or 101,6% by January-May 2023.

The volume of cargo turnover in January-May 2024 amounted to 13573.1 million tkm (taking into account the assessment of the volume of cargo turnover of individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation), or 99.2% compared to January-May 2023.

The volume of passenger traffic – 908 million pkm, or 109.8% by January-May 2023.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 42404 million tenge, or 145.2% compared to January-May 2023.

In January-May 2024, the total area of housing put into operation increased by 4.4% and amounted to 236.3 thousand square meters, of which in multi-apartment buildings - by 96.3% (16.1 thousand square meters). At the same time, the total area of individual residential buildings put into operation decreased by 1.7% (214.6 thousand square meters).

The volume of investments in fixed capital in January-May 2024 amounted to 174409 million tenge, or 140.1% by January-May 2023.

The number of registered legal entities as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 10605 units and decreased by 2% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, including 10246 units with less than 100 employees. The number of operating legal entities amounted to 8853 units, including 8494 units - small businesses. The number of registered small and medium enterprises (legal entities) in the region amounted to 7948 units and decreased by 2,1% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year.

Economics

The volume of gross regional product for January-December 2023 amounted to 2860 billion tengeat current prices. Compared to the corresponding period of January-December 2022, real GRP increased by 5.6%. In the structure of GRP, the share of production of goods amounted to 39.4%, services – 53,3%.

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

Prices for food products increased by 2.7%, non-food products – by 2.7%, paid services for the population – by 3.9%.

The prices of enterprises producing industrial products in May 2024 compared to December 2023 increased by 2.1%.

The volume of retail trade in January-May 2024 amounted to 171722.2 million tenge, or 2.4% more than the corresponding period in 2023.

The volume of wholesale trade in January-May 2024 amounted to 108833.9 million tenge, or 103.8% compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

According to preliminary data, in January-April 2024, mutual trade with the EAEU countries amounted to 34.1 million US dollars and decreased by 0.7% compared to January-April 2023, including exports – 19.2 million US dollars (by 12.1% more), imports – 14.9million US dollars(13.3% less).

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