19 Oct 2010 17:34


ASTANA. Oct 19 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's gross domestic product (GDS) went up by 7.5% in January-September 2010, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said a meeting with Kazakh regional leaders in Astana on Tuesday.

"The president said that the country's economy is demonstrating good growth rates. Total GDP has increased by 7.5%," the Presidential Press Service said in a statement distributed following the meeting.

The statement said that industrial output increased by 10% in January-September 2010, including manufacturing - 20%, chemical production - 77% and machine-building - 56%. A total of 200,000 new jobs have been created since the start of the year.

According to the Kazakh government's forecasts, the national economy will grow 5% this year as compared to 1.2% in 2009. In the first half of 2010, GDP rose 8%.