Kazakhstan

In-depth country-focused analysis on Kazakhstan's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Kazakhstan's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Kazakhstan, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Kazakhstan's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Kazakhstan before your competitors.

Kazakhstan Country Risk

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CORE VIEWS Kazakhstan will not face the Russian annexation of regions heavily populated by ethnic Russians as occurred in the Ukrainian region of Crimea in early 2014. While northern Kazakhstan...

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Kazakhstan Industry Coverage (15)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: The government views agribusiness in Kazakhstan as one of the key future pillars of the economy, and as a result the sector is the target of major investment and policy initiatives. We...

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Autos

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BMI View: BMI holds an optimistic outlook on auto production and sales in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Both countries boast solid macroeconomic fundamentals and both are seeing strong demand for...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Defence & Security

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BMI believes that Kazakhstan will spend up to US$2.8bn in 2014 on defence. Up to 2018, we expect the country to spend on average US$3.8bn on defence. We expect that the defence budget will rise to US...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View:   Private consumption is set to remain the primary driver of Kazakh economic growth and this will have positive implication s for spend ing on food and drink. Future drivers of...

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Freight Transport

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Following a year in which BMI believes saw increasing volumes across all freight modes with some of them recovering to pre-downturn levels, 2014 will signal further growth for Kazakhstan's freight...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: Kazakhstan 's construction industry struggled over 2013 and as such we have dropped our 2014 full year real growth forecast to 3. 3 % from 7.3%. In the run up to the 2016 World Expo...

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Insurance

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BMI View: In the non-life segment, the implication is that a long term trend of declining penetration has come to an end. However, the changes in the life segment are even more excitingKazakhstan...

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Mining

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BMI View:   We expect consistent growth in Kazakhstan's mining industry through 2018, averaging 2.5% on average per ann um and reaching a value of USD37.6 bn. Growth will be derived from...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Keeping in mind large underground potential, w e maintain our optimistic outlook for Kazakhstan . However, we continue to underline risks related to resource nationalism and...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI View: Central Asia is a rapidly evolving and growing market for petrochemicals that has been heavily import dependent in recent years. Over the medium term, the two most industrialised...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Kazakhstan ' s expanding pharmaceutical industry will continue to be primarily driven by the demand for gene ric drugs, which currently make up over a third of total sales of the...

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Power

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BMI View: We expect healthy growth in Kazakhstan's power sector over BMI's 10-year forecast period to 2023 , in terms of generation and consumption. Coal will retain its dominance, accounting...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: The Central Asia region has seen a number of 4G LTE launches since April 2014, including NurTelecom in Kyrgyzstan, Altyn Asyr in Turkmenistan and Tcell in Tajikistan. MPs...

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Water

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BMI View: Kazakhstan's water sector is facing an uphill struggle; ageing infrastructure, corruption and a reliance on neighbours for resources lends little credibility to...

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