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: Kazakhstan's economic outlook remains fairly robust by global standards in the years ahead, as the country continues to export vast quantities of oil. However, the...

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Kazakhstan Industry Coverage (15)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We expect the Kazakh grain sector to outperform the rest of the agricultural complex , especially as Kazakhstan is expected to see increased export opportunities to Central Asia...

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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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By 2018, BMI predicts that Kazakhstan will spend a combined total of US$4.4bn annually on defence. We expect the defence spending of Kazakhstan to reach US$2.6bn during 2014. From this year onwards...

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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 will experience solid growth over our forecast period on the b ack of continued investment into the hydrocarbons sector, transport links and...

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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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We expect Kazakhstan's mining industry value to reach US$31.0bn by 2018, down from our previous forecast in light of our view of an overall decline in commodity prices. Growth will be led almost...

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Oil & Gas

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Keeping in mind large underground potential, we maintain our optimistic outlook for Kazakhstan. However, we continue to underline risks related to resource nationalism and geological complications on...

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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: As a new member of the Customs Union, Kazakhstan will impose a tariff on imported pharmaceuticals. This will moderately impact medium term growth in the pharmaceutical market as demand...

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Power

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BMI View: We anticipate h ealthy growth in Kazakhstan's power sector over BMI's 10-year forecast period, both in terms of generation and consumption. Coal will retain its dominance, accounting...

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Telecoms

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BMI View: The Central Asian region is characterised by its high proportion of prepaid accounts, which can account for 98% in some markets, as well as high levels of political risk. Uzbekistan...

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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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