$1,281

2018 GDP per capita (Current US$)

3.5%

2018 GDP Growth (Real)

6.3m

Population

56%

2018 Gross Debt/GDP

A few facts

The name of Kyrgyzstan comes from kyrg, the old Turkic word for 40, which is thought to refer to the original 40 tribes that formed the country.

More than 90% of Kyrgyzstan is dominated by massive mountain ranges many of which are covered by glaciers.

The Kumtor gold mine is responsible for approx 10% of Kyrgystan’s GDP.

Opportunities

The country is rich in mineral resources.

The local equity market is in its infancy and offers unique investing opportunities. In spite of this, there are several internationally listed companies in Kyrgyzstan.

International ecological tourism is a key growth area.

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