In 2017, 37, 700 people left Kazakhstan. This is 25.3% more than in 2015, when the country was left by 30,1 thousand people. Predominantly, Kazakhstanis left for the CIS countries - 33.7 thousand, 4 thousand people dropped out to other countries, FINPROM.KZ.

The share of qualified personnel who left Kazakhstan was 54% or 20.4 thousand people, 17% more than in 2015, when the outflow of professionals was 17.4 thousand.

Only 16.1 thousand people arrived in Kazakhstan (11.6 thousand from the CIS, 4.5 thousand from other countries), 3.5% less than in 2015 (there were 16.7 thousand people).

The negative balance was 21.6 thousand people, for comparison in 2015 - 13.4 thousand people.

Qualified personnel in 2017 came to only 5.8 thousand people, which is 15% less than in 2015. Their share of the total number of arrivals in Kazakhstan was 36%, in 2015 - 40.9%.

Traditionally, the outflow goes on technical specialties - 6.6 thousand people, economic - 3.6 thousand and pedagogical - 2.3 thousand.

Instead, 1,300 technical specialists, 841 economists and 718 teachers arrived.

It is in these three areas that the balance of migration indicators are most negative, that is, the outflow of specialists in these sectors is not being filled up to the proper extent.

“The Qazaq Times”