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 793 thousand people, including 361,9 thousand people (45,6%) - urban, 431,1 thousand people (54,3%) - rural residents.

The natural increase in the population in January-April 2024 amounted to 5397 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year - 5546 people).

The number of births as January-April 2024 amounted to 6641 people (1,2% more than in January-April 2023), the number of deaths amounted to 1244 people (22,4% more than in January-April 2023).

The balance of migration was positive and amounted to - 803 people (in January-April 2023 - 1599 people), including in external migration - a positive balance of - 1218 people (1776), in internal - negative - -415 people and (-177).

Labor and income

The number of unemployed in the I quarter of 2024 amounted to 18,3 thousand people.

The unemployment rate was 5% of the labor force. The number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 17395 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 571403 tenge, an increase compared to the I quarter of 2023 amounted to 12,1%.

The real wage index in I quarter 2024 was 101,7%.

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 283707 tenge, which is 35,7% higher than in IV quarter 2022, the index of real cash income for the specified period is 122,9%.

Industry statistics

The volume of industrial production in January-May 2024 amounted to 1178200 million tenge in current prices, which is 3% more than in January-May 2023.

In the mining industry, production volumes increased by 2,3%, in the manufacturing industry - by 15,3%, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and conditioned air there was decline by 3,3%, in water supply, collection, processing and waste disposal, pollution elimination activities - increased by 7,8%.

The volume of gross output of agricultural products (services) in January-May 2024 amounted to 10938,7 million tenge, or 99% by January-May 2023.

The volume of cargo turnover in January-May 2024 amounted to 11609,1 million tkm (taking into account the assessment of the volume of cargo turnover of individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation), or 98,6% compared to January-May 2023.

The volume of passenger traffic - 2010,3 million pkm, or 135,7% by January-May 2023.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 53199 million tenge, or 87,6% compared to January-May 2023.

In January-May 2024, the total area of housing put into operation decreased by 36,2% and amounted to 148 thousand square meters, of which in multi-apartment buildings - by 63,6% (47 thousand square meters). At the same time, the total area of individual residential buildings put into operation decreased by 2,5% (101 thousand square meters).

The volume of investments in fixed capital in January-May 2024 amounted to 291975 million tenge, or 84% by January-May 2023.

The number of registered legal entities as of June 1, 2024 amounted to 16857 units and prevaricated by 0,1% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year, including 16485 units with less than 100 employees. The number of operating legal entities amounted to 13705 units, including 13333 units - small businesses. The number of registered small and medium enterprises (legal entities) in the region amounted to 14705 units and prevaricated by 0,5% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year.

Economics

The calculation of the short-term economic indicator is carried out to ensure efficiency and is based on changes in output indices for basic sectors: agriculture, industry, construction, trade, transport and communications, accounting for over 60% of GDP.

The volume of gross regional product for January-December 2023 amounted to at current prices 4866995,3 million tenge Compared to the corresponding period of January-December 2022, real GRP increased by 20%. In the structure of GRP, the share of production of goods amounted to 49,8%, services 42,1%.

The consumer price index in May 2024 compared to December 2023 was 104,2%.

Prices for food products increased by 2,8%, non-food products - by 5,9%, paid services for the population - by 4,7%.

The prices of enterprises producing industrial products in May 2024 compared to December 2023 decline by 3,4%.

The volume of retail trade in January-May 2024 amounted to 131125,8 million tenge, or 5,2% more than the corresponding period in 2023.

The volume of wholesale trade in January-May 2024 amounted to 164014,6 million tenge, or 103,7% compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

According to preliminary data, in January-April 2024, mutual trade with the EAEU countries amounted to 52,6 million US dollars and decreased by 33,2% compared to January-April 2023, including exports - 6,1 million US dollars (by 41,8% less), imports - 46,5 million US dollars (31,9% less).

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