Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country and ranks 6th in the world in natural resources reserves. It is the largest and strongest performing economy in Central Asia. GDP grew by about 8% per year before suffering a strong slowdown after 2014.
The unique geographic location of Kazakhstan, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, guarantees huge traffic through the country from the significant European and Asian markets. Since ancient times, the Silk Road running through Kazakhstan fostered the exchange of goods, products, culture, and knowledge between the continents.
Nowadays, echoing the past, Kazakhstan positions itself as a logistics hub between the producing markets in Asia and the primary consuming markets in Europe. As a result of a political strategy to provide equal rights and equal opportunities regardless of nationality, Kazakhstan has managed to provide political stability and create clear and transparent conditions for foreign investment. The improved political and economic climate is a big reason why Kazakhstan ranked 35th in the World Bank “Ease of Doing Business Report” in 2017 after being ranked 51st in 2016.