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Short-term economic indicator for January-September 2017 comprised 105.9%

Short-term economic indicator for January-September 2017 amounted to 105.9%, the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan informs.
Astana city 11 October, 20:33

The calculation of the short-term economic indicator is carried out to ensure promptness and is based on changing the indices of output in the basic sectors: agriculture, industry, construction, trade, transport and communications, accounting for more than 60% of GDP.

The volume of investment in fixed assets in January-September 2017 amounted to 5655.5 billion tenge, which is 4.4% more than in January-September 2016.

The volume of industrial production in January-September 2017 amounted to 16137 billion tenge in current prices, which is 8.3% more than in January-September 2016. In mining and quarrying, production increased by 11.3%, in manufacturing - by 5.7%, in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning - by 5.1%. In the water supply, sewerage system, control over the collection and distribution of waste, production declined by 0.2%.

The volume of gross output of agricultural products (services) in January-September 2017 amounted to 2896.5 billion tenge, which is more by 1.9% than in January-September 2016.

In the "Transport" sector, the physical volume index in January-September 2017 was 104.7%.

The volume of cargo turnover in January-September 2017 amounted to 402.4 billion tonne-kilometers (including estimates of the volume of turnover of individual entrepreneurs involved in commercial transport) and grew by 8.1% compared to January-September 2016. The volume of passenger turnover was 200.5 billion per passenger-km and grew by 3.4%.

According to the report, in the “Svyaz” industry, the physical volume index in January-September 2017 was 103%.

In the "Trade" sector, the physical volume index in January-September 2017 was 103%.

The volume of retail trade for January-September 2017 amounted to 6243.3 billion tenge or 106.4% of the level of the corresponding period of 2016 (in comparable prices).

The volume of wholesale trade for January-September 2017 amounted to 13,505.7 billion tenge or 101.5% of the level of the corresponding period of 2016. (in comparable prices).

Foreign trade turnover of Kazakhstan in January-August 2017 amounted to 48736 million US dollars and compared with January-August 2016 increased by 26.4%, including exports - 30.316.8 million US dollars (32.2% more), imports 18419.2 million US dollars (17.9% more).

Number of registered legal entities as of October 1, 2017 amounted to 405035 units and increased in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year by 7.1%, including 396189 units with the number of employees less than 100 people. The number of legal entities is 251583, of which small enterprises (less than 100 people) are 243221 units.

The consumer price index in September 2017 compared to December 2016 was 104.2%. Prices for food products increased by 3.1%, non-food products - by 5.5%, paid services for the population - by 4.3%. Prices of manufacturing enterprises for industrial products in September 2017 compared to December 2016 increased by 8.6%.

In addition, the average per capita nominal monetary incomes of the population, as estimated in August 2017, amounted to 79469 tenge, which is 4.3% higher than in August 2016, real cash income for the period decreased by 2.5%.

The average monthly nominal wage of an evaluation employee in September 2017 was 148287 tenge.

The number of unemployed people estimated in September 2017 was 438.9 thousand people. The unemployment rate was 4.9% of the labor force. The number of people registered as unemployed in the employment services in the end of September 2017 amounted to 128.8 thousand people or 1.4% of the workforce.





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