Domestic Policy

Priority Sectors

Kazakhstan is deeply committed to diversifying its economy outside of the lucrative energy and mining sectors. There are numerous other sectors where the country shows high growth potential in the coming years and the government is actively supporting investment in these areas through legal and financial means.

In June 2014, Kazakhstan announced that foreign investors in non-energy sectors would receive a 10-year tax break on corporate and land taxes. Special Economic Zones that focus on priority growth sectors allow for additional investment benefits, such as exemptions for corporate income taxes and rent-free land for 10 years.

The identified priority sectors are part of the government’s State Program of Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development (SPAIID), a cornerstone of its economic goals.


  • Kazakhstan ranks among the world’s top 20 oil producers, with the ninth-most proven reserves in the world and about a 2% share in global production. 
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Finance & Banking

After almost three years of stagnation in the Kazakhstani credit market, loans to the economy by banks had been renewed. The volume of  loans by banks increased by 15.7 percent and mad... Read more

Mining & Smelting

Mining represents 27% of the country’s GDP and has immense growth potential.

70 elements have been explored and 60 extracted so far in Kazakhstan. Its mineral and resources bas... Read more



Agribusiness and agriculture combine... Read more

Transportation & Logistics

Being sandwiched between Europe and Asia, Kazakhstan boasts of a great transit potential, as there is no alternatives for Asian states to link to Russia and Europe. Relatively diverse ... Read more


Kazakhstan is well-positioned to develop a chemical production sector through its wealth of raw materials. Petroleum-related downstream products, such as phosphates and sulfuric acid, ... Read more

Information Technology (ICT)

Technological innovation is at the forefront of efforts to diversify Kazakhstan’s economy. The government aims to become a major technological hub in Central Asia, focusing on ICT.

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The production of machine equipment is vital to Kazakhstan’s development and relates to several other core economic goals, such as the growth of the energy and mining sectors as well a... Read more


Kazakhstan’s pharmaceutical market, on the other hand, is the most accessible, transparent and, from a legislative point of view, progressive in Central Asia. Currently, some 70% of do... Read more