Kazakhstan’s GDP growth hit 5.1 in first half of 2013
July 9. Trend
By E. Kosolapova
Kazakhstan’s GDP grew by 5.1 per cent in the first half of 2013, Kazakh Prime Minister’s quoted Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov as saying on Tuesday.
“The GDP hit 105.1 per cent in the first six months of the year and the industrial production volume index reached 101.8 per cent,” Akhmetov said at the government meeting.
According to the prime minister, Kazakhstan’s inflation rate in the reporting period hit 2.7 per cent.
“The inflation rate is quite low. I think we have to maintain this level,” he said.
Meanwhile, Akhmetov noted that the situation is still difficult in the mining sector and the oil and gas industry has experienced difficult times.