I-MAG STS    Corporation
  2007
2012 - no maglev
2012 - maglev
Population
15,284,929
15,555,844
16,344,521
People/arable sq km
69
70
71
Babies dying
9,033
9,193
9,130
AIDS - adults
31,626
48,333
47,946
Starving children < 5
56,493
57,494
55,124
Illiterate adults
52,886
53,823
28,276
Unemployed adults
782,711
796,584
712,556
Living in poverty
2,904,137
2,955,610
2,778,569
Drinking unclean water
2,139,890
2,177,818
1,944,998
No Sanitation access
4,279,780
4,355,636
4,004,408
Patients per doctor
298
303
303
Internet users
1,247,000
2,721,555
7,313,134
Cellular phones
7,830,000
15,003,837
17,601,176
Inflation
8.60%
8.85%
8.10%
GDP per capita US$
9,400
15,700
16,120
Trade balance MM$
14,640
14,511
18,574
Government spending
640
-9,334
1891
Reserves
19,130
26,574
27,438
Currency rate to US $
126.090
110.490
109.917
External debt
73,450
74,992
72,765
There are very different impacts for
Kazakhstan's neighbors if the western
third of the red line is built as opposed
to either the western purple line
(north-south)  or the entire purple line.
Note that it is possible but not practical
to exclude Kazakhstan by going north
through Russia or south through
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
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