Kazakhstan and Central Asia Defence & Security Report Q1 2015
BMI expects Kazakhstan's defence spending to have reached USD2.4bn by the end of 2014 and USD2.6bn by the end of 2015. While Kazakhstan's domestic defence industries remain largely dependent on the old Soviet defence industrial complex, Kazakhstan has seen some interesting developments during the first half of 2014. Several contracts have been signed with western defence companies and with companies from emerging economies. BMI expects these contracts to add some new technologies to Kazakhstan's industrial base in the coming years notably in the aerospace sector.
Scores in BMI's Security Risk Index have been lowered slightly for some of the countries. Risk in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan remains the lowest while Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are at higher risk in terms of security. Risks are expected to increase, along with emerging instability in Afghanistan as NATO forces are withdrawn in 2015.
Finally, we note internal clan rivalries coming to the fore in Uzbek politics as a result of parliamentary and regional elections at the end of 2014 and the upcoming presidential elections in the first half of 2015. BMI thinks there is a real need for the feuding between Karimov and his Head of the National Security Service, Rustam Inoyatov, to be resolved. Otherwise, it may come at a cost to border security with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and particularly in view of the increasing frequency of cross border fire between Tajik...
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Global and Regional Political Outlooks
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Snapshot evaluation of the major issues affecting the defence and security sectors, economy and politics, with issues subdivided into 'Strengths', 'Weaknesses', 'Opportunities' and 'Threats'.
Political Risk Assessment
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Security Risk Analysis
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Armed Forces Spending/Expenditure
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Domestic Security Overview
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BMI Industry Forecast Scenario
Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for key industry indicators supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.
Budgets & Expenditure: Defence expenditure (local currency and US$bn); defence expenditure (% of total budget); defence expenditure (% of GDP); defence expenditure per capita, US$; defence budget (local currency and US$bn).
Employment: Employment in arms production (`000s); employment in arms production (% of labour force).
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Domestic Security Overview
The reports also provide a regional overview which details specific issues and flashpoints affecting, along with potential risks in the coming year.
At present, Kazakhstan and the other four Central Asia countries, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan have limited defence budgets, yet numerous requirements. While BMI expects these budgets to increase incrementally over the coming years, BMI also expects the budgetary and underdevelopment challenges to limit those increases considerably. These countries face numerous internal and external security challenges, including border disputes, criminality, and domestic and transnational terrorism.
BMI Industry View
Kazakhstan And Central Asia Defence SWOT
Kazakhstan And Central Asia Security SWOT
Table: Kazakhstan's Defence Expenditure, 2010-2018
Table: Defence Trade Balance, 2010-2018 (USDmn)
Table: Defence Exports, 2011-2018 (USDmn)
Table: Defence Imports, 2011-2018 (USDmn)
Table: Manpower Available For Military Service, 2010-2018 (aged 16-49 unless otherwise stated)
Table: Armed Forces, 2001-2011 ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Europe Security Risk Ratings
Table: Europe Regional Security Risk Ratings
Table: Europe State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
Kazakhstan And Central Asia Security Risk Ratings
Defence Market Overview
Kazakhstan's Armed Forces
Domestic Defence Industries
Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Chkalov Tashkent Industrial Aircraft Association (TAPiCH)
GE International Operations
Europe Security Overview
Global Industry Overview
Political Risk Analysis
Industry Forecast Methodology
Security Risk Ratings Methodology
Table: Indicators And Weighting
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