Kazakhstan's GDP to grow by 7% this year: President

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ASTANA. December 21. KAZINFORM /Kanat Kulshmanov/ "The GDP of Kazakhstan will grow by over 7% this year", President of the country N.Nazarbayev has said today at the awarding ceremony of "Altyn Sapa" and "Paryz" prizes in Astana.

"We sum up the results of this year today. The country's GDP will grow by 7%, industrial production - by 10%, manufacturing industry - 19%. The last one is very important for us", the President said.

According to the President, Kazakhstan should develop relying only on the mineral resources of the country. "The question is whether we are able to implement the industrial-innovative program or not? Will we lag or join world's top countries with our products? That is the question", the Head of the State noted.

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