The Data: Coverage, Frequency, and Timeliness
External debt at the reporting date represents the outstanding amount of current unconditional obligations of residents of the Republic of Kazakhstan to non-residents, which requires repayment of principal and / or interest in the future.
Data on the state of external debt at the reporting date provide for the following main classifications:
Data is generated in US dollars.
|On the 90th day after the reporting period
Advance Release Calendar
|The calendar of publication of the official statistical information of the National Bank, including on statistics of the external sector, is posted on the website of the National Bank:
The calendar is also available on the website of the Bureau of National Statistics:
|Simultaneous provision of information to all interested participants
|Data on external debt are posted on the website of the National Bank in due time: https://nationalbank.kz/en/news/vneshniy-dolg and become available for all users simultaneously.
Dissemination of information on the regulatory and legal conditions for the generation of statistical data, including the observance of the confidentiality of information on individual respondents
The collection and dissemination of data on international investment position is governed by:
• Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated March 30, 1995 №2155 “On the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. According to Article 8 of the Law, the functions of the National Bank include the formation and dissemination of statistical information on the balance of payments, international investment position and external debt of the country.
The Balance of Payments Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan is responsible for compiling external debt statistics.
|Access (lack of access) of government bodies to information prior to its publication
|Government bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan do not have access to information until the moment of its official publication.
|Availability of comments from ministries in the release of statistical data
|The data are published without comments from ministries and other agencies.
|Provision of information on data clarification and publication of preliminary notifications of changes in the methodology of published data
|When the data for the reporting quarter is released, the previously published previous quarters are updated in connection with the clarification of the reporting or methodology, the emergence of new sources of information, etc.
The data are revised twice a year: in October and April. The revision of the data covers two years prior to the reporting year.
Comments on changes and revisions of data, together with updated data, are published in the quarterly publication of the National Bank “Balance of Payments and External Debt of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.
Major changes in methodology are communicated to users from the moment such changes are introduced.
|Dissemination of information on the methodology and sources used in the preparation of statistics
|The methodological commentary on the information disseminated by the National Bank under the SDDS is available at:
In addition, comments, including information on data sources and methodological principles for assessing certain indicators, are published in the quarterly edition of the National Bank "Balance of Payments and External Debt of the Republic of Kazakhstan", available at:
Absolute and relative parameters of external debt are published quarterly in the National Bank's publication “Statistical Bulletin”, available at:
|Dissemination of disaggregated data components, comparison of related indicators, and the ability to cross-check and validate data using different statistical systems
The National Bank disseminates external debt statistics in presentations with varying degrees of data granularity:
External debt indicators are correlated with international investment position statistics: external debt data are in full agreement with liabilities on debt instruments, excluding derivatives, from the international investment position.
Data on external debt are published in the official publications of the NBRK “Statistical Bulletin” (monthly), “Balance of payments and external debt of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (quarterly) and in the Annual Report of the National Bank of Kazakhstan.
Printed quarterly publication:
Balance of payments and external debt of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Kazakh and Russian languages.
Printed monthly publication:
Statistical Bulletin of the NBK in Kazakh, Russian and English languages.
Annual Report of the National Bank of Kazakhstan in Kazakh, Russian and English languages.
The NBK’s internet website: http://www.nationalbank.kz/