China News Agency, Astana, January 11 (Reporter Zhang Shuo) On the 11th local time, Prime Minister Smailov of Kazakhstan presided over a regular government work meeting to comprehensively summarize the country's social and economic development in 2022, and to discuss The national economic growth target has given clear instructions.

  Based on the website of the Kazakh Prime Minister's Office and news from the Kazakh News Agency, Smailov pointed out at the meeting on the same day that despite the impact of unfavorable external factors, the country's economy has maintained a moderate growth.

At the same time, investment attractiveness has been significantly enhanced.

According to him, in 2022, Kazakhstan's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 3.1%, of which the real economy will grow by 3.2% and the service industry will grow by 2.5%.

  When talking about the national economic development goal in 2023, he said, "The national economy should achieve at least 4% growth this year, which requires the cooperation of various departments." At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen the implementation of economic digitalization measures, integrate information systems, and Convert public services to electronic form and streamline workflows.

He believes that ensuring sustainable economic growth will be an important factor to further improve and enhance the well-being of citizens.

  In addition, Smailov is also concerned about the national inflation rate.

According to relevant data, Kazakhstan's inflation rate in 2022 will be 20.3%.

He said the task this year is to bring the inflation rate down to within 9.5%.

  According to Kazakh National Economy Minister Kuantrov, in the first 11 months of last year, Kazakhstan’s foreign trade volume increased by 33.4%, reaching US$122.2 billion; export volume increased by 42.4%, approximately US$77.6 billion; import volume reached US$44.6 billion.

In this regard, Karabayev, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, pointed out that by the end of 2022, about 160 investment projects will be put into operation, which will continue to increase the production and export potential of the manufacturing industry.