May 3, 2011 / 8:10 AM / in 8 years

INDICATORS - Kazakhstan - May 3

 ALMATY, May 3 (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 <0#KZFX=KZ> KZT=       145.79       145.54
 Cbank refinancing rate (pct)            7.50         7.00
                MONEY
 Monetary base(trln tenge)      Feb 28   2.63   Jan 31 2.64
 Cbank gold/forex reserves ($bln)
                           March 31  34.6    Feb 28 32.9
 National fund ($bln)         March 31  33.8    Feb 28 32.9
 Money supply (M3)(trln tenge)  Feb 28   8.61   Jan 31  8.55
              QUARTERLY DATA
           Jan-Dec'10  Jan-Dec'09   Jan-Dec'08  Jan-Dec'07
 GDP (trln tenge) 21.514     15.888       15.907     12.567
 GDP (pct)        +7.0       +1.2         +3.2       +8.9
                 MONTHLY DATA
                      PERIOD  CURRENT PREVIOUS YEAR-AGO
                                        MONTH
 Ind output (pct)        Jan-March +6.0     +5.6   +11.5
*Inflation (pct)         April     +0.5     +0.5    +0.7
*Inflation (pct)         Apr/Dec   +4.2     +3.7    +3.6
 Unemployment (pct)      Jan-March  5.5      5.8     6.2
 Oil production (mln T)  March      7.0      6.4     6.9
 Copper output ('000 T)  March     25.7     26.5    27.0
 Zinc output ('000 T)    March     27.0     24.5    26.9
 Oil output (mln T)      Jan-March 20.4     13.4    19.7
 Copper output ('000 T)  Jan-March 81.9     56.2    81.8
 Zinc output ('000 T)    Jan-March 78.6     51.5    78.5
 Trade balance ($bln)    Jan-Feb   +7.7     +2.4    +5.4
 Exports ($bln)          Jan-Feb   11.6      4.2     8.5
 Imports ($bln)          Jan-Feb    3.8      1.8     3.1
                  FORECASTS FOR 2011
                                   2011
 GDP growth (pct)                     7.0
 Annual inflation (pct)               6.0-8.0
 Budget deficit (bln tenge/pct GDP)   696/2.9
 Budget revenues (bln tenge)          4.249
 Budget spending (bln tenge)          4.945
 Industrial output (pct)              4.8
 Oil output (mln T)                   81-82
 Grain harvest (mln T, clean weight)  15-16
 Unemployment (pct)*                  N/A
 * - No data
           ANNUAL COMPARISONS
         2010 2009 2008  2007  2006  2005  2004 2003  2002
 GDP        +7.0 +1.2 +3.2  +8.9 +10.7  +9.7  +9.6 +9.3  +9.8
 Ind output (pct)
        +10.0 +1.7 +2.1  +4.5  +7.0  +4.6 +10.1 +8.8  +9.8
 Inflation (pct)
         +7.8 +6.2 +9.5 +18.8  +8.6  +7.6  +6.7 +6.8  +6.6
 Yr-end M3 (trln tenge)
         8.55  7.49 6.27  4.61  3.72  2.07  1.64 1.00  0.77
 Yr-end unemployment (pct)
         5.5   6.6  6.7   7.3   7.8   8.2   8.4  8.8  9.3
 Grain harvest (mln T, clean weight)
         12.2  20.8 15.6  20.1  16.5  13.8  12.4 14.8 15.9
 Oil output (mln T)
         79.5  76.4 70.7  67.1  65.0  61.9  59.4 51.5 47.2
 Copper output ('000 T)
         323    368  398  406   428   419   446  433  453
 Note: Oil output includes gas condensate
          KAZAKHSTAN'S LONG-TERM RATINGS
 S&P     (Dec 23, 2010)   BBB stable outlook
 Moody's (Apr 5, 2010)    Baa2 stable outlook
 Fitch   (Dec 20, 2010)   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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