Market profile

Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia, possessing abundant natural resources including fossil fuels, minerals and metals. Principal exports include metals, oil and grain. Metallurgy, chemicals, machine building and agriculture are the leading sectors of the economy. Some important changes to improve the business climate have taken place in recent years, including structural reforms, tax reductions and simplification of business processes.

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Facts

  • Imports from Kazakhstan A$3.4 million
  • Exports to Kazakhstan A$19.5 million
  • Capital Astana
  • Official Language Kazakh, Russian
  • Area 2,699,700 sq km
  • Population 17.7 million

Events

Australia Future Unlimited Begin Education Fairs – Kazakhstan Mission 2017
29 Sep 2017
Expressions of interest are sought for the Australia Future Unlimited Kazakhstan Mission 2017, being ...

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Country information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Kazakhstan and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Smartraveller

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Kazakhstan. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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