INDICATORS – Kazakhstan – May 8

ALMATY, May 8 – Kazakhstan’s economic indicators based on data provided by the State Statistics Agency, government institutions, the central bank and exchanges:

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* updated today

CURRENCY/INTEREST RATE

LATEST PREVIOUS *tenge/dollar <AFINEX01> <KZT=> 150.46 150.46 Cbank refinancing rate 9.50 10.00

MONEY Monetary base Feb 28 2.25 Jan 31 2.03 Cbank gold/forex reserves

March 31 18.84 Feb 28 19.63 National fund March 31 22.00 Feb 28 22.32 Money supply Jan 31 5.97 Dec 31 6.27

QUARTERLY DATA

Jan-Dec’08 Jan-Sept’08 Jan-Dec’07

GDP 15.907 11.614 12.567

GDP +3.2 +3.9 +8.9

MONTHLY DATA

PERIOD CURRENT PREVIOUS YEAR-AGO

MONTH Industrial output Jan-Feb -3.2 -1.8 +3.4 Inflation April +0.8 +0.8 +0.9 Unemployment Dec 6.7 6.4 7.3 Oil production Feb 5.7 6.3 5.6 Copper output Feb 25.4 30.2 27.7 Zinc output Feb 27.6 31.3 29.3 Oil production Jan-Feb 10.0 — 9.3 Copper output Jan-Feb 55.7 — 57.4 Zinc output Jan-Feb 58.8 — 60.3 Inflation Jan-April +2.8 +2.0 +3.4 Trade balance Jan-Dec +33.29 — +15.00 Exports Jan-Dec 71.18 — 47.76 Imports Jan-Dec 37.89 — 32.76

FORECASTS FOR 2009

GDP growth 1.0

Annual inflation 11.0

Budget deficit 573.6/-3.4

Budget revenues 1.529

Budget spending 3.411

Industrial output 2.0

Oil output 76-79

Grain harvest * n/a

Unemployment 8.0

ANNUAL COMPARISONS

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 GDP 3.2 +8.9 +10.7 +9.7 +9.6 +9.3 +9.8 +13.5 Ind output

+2.1 +4.5 7.0 +4.6 10.1 +8.8 +9.8 +13.5 Inflation

+9.5 +18.8 +8.6 +7.6 +6.7 +6.8 +6.6 +6.4 Yr-end M3

6.27 4.61 3.72 2.07 1.64 1.00 0.77 0.57 Yr end unemployment

6.7 7.3 7.8 8.2 8.4 8.8 9.3 10.4 Grain harvest

15.6 20.1 16.5 13.8 12.4 14.8 15.9 15.9 Oil output

70.7 67.1 65.0 61.9 59.4 51.5 47.2 40.1 Copper output

398.0 405.8 427.5 418.8 445.2 432.5 453.0 421.8

Note: Oil output includes gas condensate

KAZAKHSTAN’S LONG-TERM RATINGS

S&P BBB- negative outlook

Moody’s Baa2 stable outlook

Fitch BBB- negative 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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