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Summary of the socio-economic development of the region
Population

The population of the region as of  January 1 2024 amounted to 530,1 thousand people, including 259,3 thousand people (48,9%) - urban, 270,8 thousand people (51,1%) - rural residents.

The natural decrease in the population in January-December 2023 amounted to minus 326 people (in the corresponding period of the previous year - minus 444 people). In January-December 2023 5572 newborns were registered, by 4,7% less than in January-December 2022, deaths - by 6,3% less.

The balance of migration is negative and amounted to -3654 people (in January-December 2022 – -4643 people), including in external migration - negative 181 (-1183), in internal - negative – -3473 people (-3460 people).

Living standards statistics

The average per capita nominal cash income of the population, according to estimates in the ІІІ quarter of 2023, amounted to 167764 tenge. Compared to the corresponding period of 2022, cash income increased by 14,5% in nominal terms, in real increasedby 0,4%.

Labor market and remuneration

The number of unemployed in the ІV quarter of 2023 amounted to 12,8 thousand people. The unemployment rate was 4,6% of the labor force. The number of persons registered with employment agencies as unemployed as of the end of Januar 2024 amounted to 3605 people, or 1,2% of the labor force.

The average monthly nominal wage accrued to employees (excluding small enterprises engaged in entrepreneurial activities) in the ІV quarter of 2023 amounted to 279596 tenge, an increase compared to the ІV quarter of 2022 was 115,6%. The real wage index in the ІV quarter of 2023 amounted to 104,2%.

Price statistics

The consumer price index in January 2024 compared to December 2022 was 100,6%. Prices for food products increased by 0,9%, non-food products - by 0,5%, paid services for the population - by 0,3%. Prices of manufacturers of industrial products in January 2024, compared with December 2023, increased by 2,6%.

Trade

The volume of retail trade in January 2024 amounted to 21371,1 million tenge, or 0,7% more than the corresponding period in 2023.

The volume of wholesale trade in January 2024 amounted to 25584,8 million tenge, or 104% compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

According to preliminary data, in January-December 2023, the volume of mutual trade with the EAEU countries amounted to 638,4 million US dollars and, compared to January- December 2022, more by 8,7%, including exports – 134,5 million US dollars (moreby 20,2%), imports – 503,9 million US dollars (more by 6%).

Real sector of the economy

The volume of gross regional product for January-September 2023 amounted to 1536,8 billion tenge at current prices, or 98,6% compared to the levell of the corresponding period of 2022. In the GRP structure for January-Septembe 2023 the production of services – 47,7%, the production of goods amounted to 44%.

The volume of industrial production in January 2024 amounted to 40503,5 million tenge in current prices, which is 3% less than in January 2023.

In the manufacturing industry production volumes  decreased 3,3%, in the mining and quarrying industry – by 2,7%, in the water supply; collection, treatment and disposal pollution elimination – by 2,1%, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and air conditioning – by 1%.

The volume of gross output (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in January 2024 amounted to 14165,2 million tenge, which is 1,9% less than in January 2023.

The volume of construction works (services) amounted to 1151,7 million tenge, or 81,8% compared to January 2023.

The volume of cargo turnover in January 2024 amounted to 898,9 million tkm (аccounting for the amount of work performed by individual entrepreneurs engaged in commercial transportation), or 97% by January 2023. The volume of passenger turnover is 56,1 million pkm, or 102,7% by January 2023.

The volume of investments in fixed capital in January 2024 amounted to 13882,4 million tenge, or 117,3% by January 2023

Enterprise statistics

The number of registered legal entities as of February 1, 2024 amounted to 11432 units and increased by 2,1% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year,of which 11175 units have less than 100 employees. The number of operating legal entities amounted to 9667 units, including 9410 units- small businesses.The number of registered small and medium enterprises (legal entities) in the region amounted to 8619 units and increased by 2,8% compared to the corresponding date of the previous year.

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