ASTANA – Despite a slight slowdown in April, Kazakhstan’s Business Activity Index (BAI), which indicates the state of the economy in the real sector, remained positive at 51.2 points, said Rustem Orazalin, the director of the monetary policy department at the National Bank, on May 4.
Long delivery time is still a constraint for business activity in all sectors.
A decrease in the volume of inventories in the production sector moved the indicator to the negative zone, dropping to 49.6 points. Business activity in construction slowed down to 50.4 points, but the index remained in the positive zone.
The service sector recorded a slight increase to 52 points. However, the mining industry, which improved to 49.8 points, remained in the negative zone.
The business climate index, an average assessment of current and future business conditions, remained positive, declining to 14.3 points.