CSI - Center for Strategic Initiatives
CSI - Center for Strategic Initiatives
The highest levels of poverty II quarter 2020 year
Shymkent 12,8%​ North-Kazakhstan region 7,4%​ Zhambyl and Kyzylorda regions 6,9%​ ​ During the year, the proportion of the population with incomes below the subsistence minimum increased the most in:​ Almaty +3,6%​ Shymkent +3,3%​ North-Kazakhstan region +2,3%
Micro-loans for legal entities and individuals have significantly increased during the lockdown.
Micro-loans for legal entities increased 3 times in the 1st half of 2020 from 5.86 billion tenge to 26.57 billion tenge. The growth of microloans for individuals for the 1st half of 2020 amounted to 30%.​ ​ In general, the microloan portfolio for the 1st half of 2020 increased by 36% or 109 billion tenge​
Average per capita nominal monetary incomes of the population
In 2013, household incomes in US dollars peaked at $371, and in 2016 reached the lowest in the last 10 years. The reason for the sharp decline is the devaluation of tenge.​ ​ Over 20 years, the monetary incomes of the population have increased from 6,352 to 104,389 tenge. For 7 years, since 2012, the average per capita income of the population has doubled.​
Dynamics of the price of Brent Crude oil and the cost of gasoline in Kazakhstan,9 months 2020
After the creation of the UAPF in 2014, the real profitability of pension assets turned into a positive value
The population of the Republic of Kazakhstan by region in 2020 compared to 2000
Over 20 years, the population has decreased in all 4 northern regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.​ ​ The North Kazakhstan region showed the largest decrease in the population as a percentage, and the largest increase was in the city of Nur-Sultan.​
The share of payment cards of international and local systems
25% of domestic systems are mainly transfers between Kaspi cards.
Since 2015, the number of cards in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 1 person* has increased by 142%
The number of cards in circulation in Kazakhstan as of September 1, 2020 is 42.7 million, with an increase of 142% since 2015. The number of cards per person has increased by 142% since 2015, and by 21% in Russia.​ ​ The growth is associated with the simplification of procedures for opening cards in STB, the popularization of P2P transfers in the commercial activities of SMBs, as well as the general growth of payment acceptance facilities (POS terminals, ATMs, payment terminals)​ ​ In 2020, the impact on growth was also shown by the need to receive social benefits in connection with the pandemic. The growth of cards was 33% since the beginning of the year.​
The average occupancy rate of secondary schools increased by 23%
The number of public schools in Kazakhstan has decreased by 1,158 in 30 years, while the number of students has increased by 182 thousand.​
Kazakhstanis spend 44.9% of their income on food, while the top 20 countries spend from 6.4 to 13.4%
In the period 2001-2018, Kazakhstan's position in the ranking of the Economic Complexity Index deteriorated from 68 to 93 places in the world
According to the SPIID 2020-2025, Kazakhstan should rise in the ranking of the Economic Complexity Index to 55th place in the world by 2025.​ ​ The ranking of countries is based on how diversified and complex the export basket of the countries of the world is. This directly depends on the development of the economy: the more technologically advanced and diverse goods a country exports, the more developed its economy is.​ ​
Well-being rating: in which countries do children have a future
International experts (WHO, UNICEF and The Lancet magazine) compared the living conditions of children and adolescents all over the world and came to the conclusion that protection of children's health and their future is not provided anywhere at the proper level. This study covered 180 countries and was based on such parameters as the level of child survival and child well-being, education and nutrition, income level and the state of the environment.​ ​ According to this rating, in the north of Europe, children and adolescents have the most favorable living conditions and the greatest chances of prosperity. Norway, South Korea and the Netherlands lead the ranking. Among the EAEU countries, Kazakhstan is on the 2nd place, behind Belarus (35th place) and ahead of Russia (79th place).​ ​ Researchers were concerned that children often become the target audience for advertising harmful products — fast food, sugary drinks. In many countries, they regularly encounter advertisements for alcohol and cigarettes, which contributes to the growth of consumption of these products among young people. All this leads to health problems, from obesity to tobacco addiction. Also, high CO2 emissions play a negative role, which threaten the future of all children, regardless of the country.​ ​ According to the results of this study, experts recommend taking into account the needs of children when making political decisions, reducing CO2 emissions as soon as possible and tightening the rules for advertising harmful products. The need to create a new global movement in the interests of protecting children's health and the future is noted.​
In recent years, flour exports have significantly decreased and wheat supplies from Kazakhstan have increased
In recent years, flour exports have significantly decreased and wheat supplies from Kazakhstan have increased. Moreover, importers of Kazakh wheat are becoming our competitors in the global flour market. Thus, Uzbekistan, which accounts for 40% of Kazakhstan's total wheat exports, intercepts the main foreign buyer of our flour – Afghanistan. The geography of wheat exports covers about 20 countries, while only 9 countries import Kazakh flour.​ ​ In addition, trade barriers have been created for flour exports in comparison with wheat exports. For example, in countries such as France, Great Britain, Germany and Italy, the tariff for flour exports is 16%, for wheat 0%. Turkey has a tariff of 96% for flour exports and 23% for wheat exports.
VAT rates for the sale of medicines in the world
In many countries, a reduced VAT rate is used for the sale of medicines. At the same time, the standard rate is applied in Germany and South Korea. Kazakhstan is one of the few countries where the sale of medicines is completely exempt from VAT.​
Salaries of school teachers and deputies in different countries, $ per year
With an increase in the cost of air protection, the amount of emissions does not decrease
Emissions of pollutants into the atmospheric air in 2019 amounted to 2,483.1 thousand tons, while 93.2% were caught and neutralized by treatment facilities, the cost of air protection amounted to 85.3 billion tenge. The main emissions were carried out by industrial enterprises, which account for 85.8% of all emissions.​ ​ The growth of emissions of pollutants into the atmospheric air increased by 13.9% over the period 2015-2019. The average annual growth rate of annual costs for the protection of atmospheric air is 3.1%.​
The lower the level of GDP per capita, the higher the salary of deputies in relation to the minimum wage
In 2019, every citizen of Kazakhstan threw out an average of 156 kg of garbage per year, or almost half a kilogram daily
For 10 years, collected municipal waste per capita in Kazakhstan has decreased by a third. In 2019, residents of four regions of the country threw out the largest amount of garbage (by 50% or more than the average value in Kazakhstan).​ ​ Municipal waste – consumption waste generated in settlements as a result of human activity, as well as industrial waste, close to them in composition and nature of formation.​
Distribution of deposits of the population by currency, 2009-2020
The infant mortality rate in Kazakhstan has decreased by 55% over 19 years, but is still 2 times higher than in the OECD countries
Crime dynamics in Kazakhstan during the pandemic
Over the past 5 years, the number of offenses in Kazakhstan has decreased 2.3 times. The largest decrease (-32%) has been observed in the last 10 months of 2020. After the introduction of quarantine measures, cases of theft, fraud and hooliganism decreased by more than 30%. But at the same time, cases of alimony evasion, the creation of a financial pyramid, the issuance of fictitious invoices, as well as the sale and use of narcotic substances have increased.
Kazakhstan media revenues, 2019
In 2019 , the media received 55.4 billion tenge for advertising from 1,216 advertisers and 49.4 billion tenge under a state order from the Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.​ ​ The state order is aimed at providing information and propaganda support for priority areas of state policy, strengthening domestic political stability, and increasing the competitiveness of the domestic information space​
The share of non-primary exports of the region/The region's share in the country's non-primary exports
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