Above 10 thousand people emigrated from Kazakhstan for 6 months
The natural increase for half a year has made 125,9 thousand people.
In the first half of 2018 in Kazakhstan, the urban population of the country increased by 1%, rural - by 0.1%, Energyprom.kz reports.
"By July 1, the number of residents of the country was already 18.27 million people, which is 115.1 thousand more than at the beginning of 2018. It is interesting the natural increase for half a year amounted to 125.9 thousand people, and migration "losses" of the country amounted to 10.8 thousand people," the report reads.
The processes of agglomeration and urbanization laid down in the prognostic scheme of the territorial development of the country until 2020 and other development programs of Kazakhstan are obvious.
According to data of researchers, from the beginning of the year, the number of the urban population has increased by 1% (plus 105.5 thousand people), to 10.53 million. At the same time, the number of rural residents for the first half of the year increased by only 0.1% (total plus 9.6 thousand people), up to 7.74 million by July of this year.
The share of the rural population is steadily decreasing from year to year. Thus, by the beginning of 2018, rural residents accounted for only 42.6% of all Kazakhstani people, against 42.8% a year earlier, 45.1% five years ago and 46.9% - ten years ago.