March 20, 2012 / 5:17 AM / 5 years ago

INDICATORS - Kazakhstan - March 20

ALMATY, March 20 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's economic
indicators based on data provided by the State Statistics
Agency, government institutions, the central bank and exchanges:	
    	
    * updated today	
    	
                    CURRENCY/INTEREST RATE 	
                                       LATEST     PREVIOUS 	
*Tenge/dollar        147.75      147.71	
 Cbank refinancing rate (pct)            7.00        7.50 	
                   MONEY 	
 Monetary base(trln tenge)      Dec 31  2.84    Nov 30 2.96 	
 Cbank gold/forex reserves ($ bln) 	
                                Feb 29  34.8    Jan 31 33.1 	
 National fund ($bln)           Feb 29  47.4    Jan 31 45.5 	
 Money supply (M3)(trln tenge)  Dec 31  9.75    Nov 30 9.61 	
                 QUARTERLY DATA 	
              Jan-Dec'11  Jan-Dec'10   Jan-Dec'09  Jan-Dec'08 	
 GDP (trln tenge) 27.301    21.815       17.008      16.053	
 GDP (pct)        +7.5       +7.3         +1.2        +3.3 	
                    MONTHLY DATA 	
                         PERIOD  CURRENT PREVIOUS YEAR-AGO 	
                                           MONTH 	
 Ind output (pct)        Jan-Feb    +2.8     +3.5    +5.6 	
 Ind output (pct)        Feb        +0.4     +1.9    -1.3	
 Inflation (pct)         Feb        +0.4     +0.3    +1.5 	
 Inflation (pct)         Feb/Dec    +0.7     +7.4    +3.2 	
 Unemployment (pct)      Q4          5.4      5.3     5.5	
 Oil production (mln T)  Feb         6.5      6.9     6.4 	
 Oil production (mln T)  Jan-Feb    13.3     80.0    13.4 	
 Copper output ('000 T)  Feb        26.3     30.0    26.5 	
 Copper output ('000 T)  Jan-Feb    56.3    338.3    56.2	
 Zinc output ('000 T)    Feb        25.5     26.8    25.5	
 Zinc output ('000 T)    Jan-Feb    52.3    319.8    51.5 	
 Trade balance ($ bln)   Jan        +5.1    +50.1    +2.1 	
 Exports ($ bln)         Jan         8.3     99.1     3.8 	
 Imports ($ bln)         Jan         2.7     38.0     1.7 	
                     FORECASTS FOR 2012 	
                                      2012 	
 GDP growth (pct)                     6.0	
 Annual inflation (pct)               6.0-8.0	
 Budget deficit (bln tenge/pct GDP)   758.5/2.6 	
 Budget revenues (bln tenge)          4,626 	
 Budget spending (bln tenge)          5,253 	
 Industrial output (pct)              3.9	
 Oil and condensate output (mln T)    81.0	
 Grain harvest (mln T, clean weight)  13-15	
    	
                      ANNUAL COMPARISONS 	
             2011 2010 2009 2008  2007  2006  2005  2004 2003   	
 GDP        +7.5  +7.3 +1.2 +3.2  +8.9 +10.7  +9.7  +9.6 +9.3   	
 Ind output (pct) 	
            +3.5 +10.0 +1.7 +2.1  +4.5  +7.0  +4.6 +10.1 +8.8   	
 Inflation (pct) 	
            +7.4  +7.8 +6.2 +9.5 +18.8  +8.6  +7.6  +6.7 +6.8   	
 Yr-end M3 (trln tenge) 	
             n/a  8.55  7.49 6.27  4.61  3.72  2.07  1.64 1.00  	
 Yr-end unemployment (pct) 	
             n/a  5.5   6.6  6.7   7.3   7.8   8.2   8.4  8.8   	
 Grain harvest (mln T, clean weight) 	
            27.0 12.2  20.8 15.6  20.1  16.5  13.8  12.4 14.8 	
 Oil and gas condensate output (mln T) 	
           80.0 79.5  76.4 70.7  67.1  65.0  61.9  59.4 51.5 	
 Copper output ('000 T) 	
            338  323   368  398  406   428   419   446  433	
         	
             KAZAKHSTAN'S LONG-TERM RATINGS 	
 S&P     (Nov 7, 2011)    BBB+ stable outlook 	
 Moody's (Apr 5, 2010)    Baa2 stable outlook 	
 Fitch   (Nov 21, 2011)   BBB positive outlook 	
 (State Statistics Agency website www.stat.kz, 	
 Stock Exchange www.kase.kz/eng/ 	
 Central Bank www.nationalbank.kz/?switch=eng)

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