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 2014/15 wheat harvest is expected to be a good one, although the low prices we expect farmers will receive for their crops provides further justification for the government's...

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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 View:   At present, Kazakhstan and the other four Central Asia countries, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan   have limited defence budgets, yet numerous requirements....

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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: The sluggish performance of Kazakhstan 's economy supports our move last quarter to drop our 2014 full year real growth forecast for the construction industry from7.3% to 3. 3 % ....

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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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Although prolonged delays at the Kashagan field are continuing to suppress Kazakhstan's huge underground potential, we maintain a positive longer-term outlook for the country's oil and gas sector,...

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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 healthcare sector suffers from a lack of trained medical professionals and the inher en t difficulties of providing infrastructure and access to healthcare in such a...

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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: Uzbekistan became the fifth and final Central Asian market to receive 4G LTE this quarter, as Beeline ( VimpelCom ) commercially launched the service in September 2014 . While it...

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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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