Almaty. September 16.
Information Center - Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin reported on Kazakhstan’s
socio-economic development results in the first eight months of 2020 at a Sept.
15 meeting with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, reported The Astana
Times referring to Akorda press service.
According to Mamin, state programs employed 847,000 people
in the first eight months of 2020, which is 82.1 percent more than in 2019,
Mamin said. The Kazakh government also ensured a steady growth of 4.9 percent
The food production volume increased by 3.6 percent. The
government stabilized the price growth for socially significant goods at 4.4
percent, which is half of last year’s indicator, 8.7 percent.
The manufacturing industry had a 3.3 percent growth. Of
this, the automotive industry accounted for 51.8 percent, pharmaceuticals –
34.1 percent, production of processed metal products – 18.8 percent, mechanical
engineering – 16.3 percent, light industry – 11 percent, and chemical industry
– 3.1 percent.
Kazakhstan Industrialization Map projects will commission 206
more projects worth 995 billion tenge (US$2.33 billion) by the end of 2020.
This should create nearly 19,000 new permanent jobs and increase the production
volume by 1.3 trillion tenge (US$3.03 billion), and exports by 325 billion
tenge (US$757.65 million).
Construction volumes increased 6.5 percent, housing
commissioning – 6.4 percent, or approximately 8.1 million square meters.
Kazakhstan has built 71,000 housing units, which is an 8.6 percent increase
Tokayev stressed the importance of measures to ensure
employment, support business entities, introduce new technologies into
production processes, stabilize the epidemiological situation, and gradually
lift the quarantine requirements.