Region's key figures

Рост промышленного производства за 3 года, %

Priority sectors of economy

Chemical industry

The industrial output of the industry in 2015 amounted to 35.6 billion tenge, or 163.8% compared with 2013 (21.7 billion tenge), 104.4% of the volume of 2014 (34.1 billion). For 9 months of 2016, the volume of production amounted to 33.8 billion, ifo - 93.0%. The decrease is due to a decrease in the production of oxygen (by 4.4%), sulfuric acid (by 18.0%), polyurethane (by 5.2%), and carbide (by 15.2%).

In 2014, in the sub-sector, commercial products were produced in the amount of 34,103.7 million tenge, physical volume index was 98.6%. The decrease is due to a decrease in the production of polyurethanes (IFO-93.4%), paints based on polymers (IFO-86.1%). In 2015, an increase in the output of calcium carbide (IPV - 118.9%) was observed at TEMK LLP, nitrogenous, mineral or chemical fertilizers (114.4%), sulfuric acid (109.3%) at ArcelorMitall Temirtau JSC . Products of the chemical industry are mainly intended for the mining and metallurgical industries (acids, gases, explosives, etc.).

The dynamics of production of types of chemical products in 2013-2015 was not stable. In 2015, the production of carbides of a certain or indefinite chemical composition increased by 45.5% by 2013, the production of sulfuric acid in monohydrate by 11.4%, a decrease in the production of paints and varnishes based on polymers - by 74.4%.

The main enterprises of the chemical industry sub-sector are Temirtau Electrometallurgical Combine LLP (production of carbides, ferrosilicon manganese), Trek LLP (production of plastic lubricants), Maxam Kazakhstan JSC (production of explosives), Egofom LLP (production of polyurethane foam (foam rubber )). The production technology of calcium carbide involves the formation of a sub-standard fraction requiring disposal, and therefore it is planned to manufacture import-substituting and export-oriented products: vinyl butyl ether, vinylide, vinyl poly, household chemicals, maleic anhydride, unsaturated polyester resins, in the long term synthetic rubbers. The implementation of these projects has a multiplicative effect due to the fact that this product is used in the chemical, mining and metallurgical, construction and other industries.

As part of the Business Support Card in the chemical industry, in 2016, the project “Construction of a plant for the treatment of waste by-product coke production” was launched by Shaiyr Tau LLP, the project cost was 194 million tenge, 28 jobs were created.


In 2014, the production of ferrous metallurgy increased by 24.5% (KZT 351.5 billion).

Steel production at JSC “ Arcelor Mittal Temirtau ”grew by 17.4%, hot rolled products - by 5.4%, coated steel - by 20.8%, long products - by 28%.

In 2014:

- A large ecological project was put into operation - gas cleaning system for converter № 2 of steelmaking production.

- Following the tasks given by the President of Kazakhstan, in September, the Zhezkazgan smelter was resumed ; in October, the first cathode copper was produced, for 201 4 4, 12.4 thousand tons of copper cathode were produced. The development of a project for the construction of a pilot industrial site for the transition to a hydrometallurgical technology for processing rough copper concentrate has begun.

JSC "Arcelor Mittal Temirtau" put into operation a large and investment project-reconstruction(capital repair II discharge) blast furnace number 3 worth $ 176 million. After reconstruction, the effective volume of the furnace increased from 3,200 to 3,848 cu. meters or 20%, with productivity 1.7 to 2.3 mln.tons of iron per year, or n and 35%.

- В октябре введен в ра боту крупный экологический проект – газоочистки конвертера № 3, и тем самым, завершено строительство комплекса реконструкции газоотводящих трактов конвертеров № № 1, 2 и 3 общей сметной стоимостью 153,5 8 млн. дол л. США.

- In October introduced into pa bot major environmental project - № gas purification converter 3, and thus, completed the reconstruction of complex gas exhaust ducts № № converters 1, 2 and 3 the total estimated value of 153.5 l 8 million dollars.. USA.

In 2015, Kazakhmys Corporation LLP produced 304 thousand tons of cathode copper (in

2014 - 206.3 thousand tons) or growth - by 47.4%, including, at the ZhMZ - 110.9 thousand tons (in 2014 - 2.4 thousand tons). In August, a semi-industrial plant was put into operation in order to produce data for the design of the construction of an experimental hydrometallurgical plant.

For the first 9 months of 2016, steel production increased by 13.2% (2,892.8 thousand tons), and shipments of rolled products –– by 24.3% (2,827.6 thousand tons).

As part of the project to increase steel output, commissioning works on commissioning blast furnace No. 4 are completed, according to the schedule of blowing the furnace on November 5, the production of iron in the first half of November 2016.

With the implementation of this project, a complete reconstruction of the first reprocessing will be completed, which will allow the plant to reach a capacity of 4 million tons of steel in 2016, and 15.2% higher than last year.

221.6 thousand tons of refined copper were produced with the left (99.5%), refined gold - 4 502 kg or growth - by 48%. Overall, in 2016 obe m copper output is planned at the level of last year.

The main reasons for the decline in copper volumes are planned capital repairs of copper smelting furnaces.

In 2016, Copper Company Kounrad LLP plans to produce 13.5 thousand tons of refined copper ( 11.5 thousand tons in 201 5) or growth by 17.3%.


Machinery is one of the priority, dynamically developing industries with great potential. The industry output in 2015 amounted to 4.7% of the total manufacturing industry in the region and reached 66.1 billion tenge, which is 18.6% more than the output of 2013, 2.0% more than the volume of 2014.

In 2014, the volume amounted to 64.8 billion tenge or 116, 4% by volume of 2013.

For January - September 2016 - 78,921.2 million tenge, ifo - 180.8%. The growth was due to an increase in the volume of repair and installation of machinery and equipment (58 4 69.7 million tenge, ifo to the corresponding period of last year - 230.6), this type of service accounts for 74% of the total machinery production.

In the structure of the production of machinery products, the predominant share of the output falls on the repair and installation of machinery and equipment. (74.1%), production electrical equipment is 7.5%; computer, electronic and optical products optical products - 1.7%. Production of other cars and other vehicles is 16.0% and 0.8%, respectively.

In 2015, 1 089.0 million tenge was invested in the machine-building industry of the region, for the repair and installation of machinery and equipment at its own expense.

The main enterprises in the machine-building industry are: TS “Mashzavod No. 1”, a branch of Maker LLP - Karaganda Foundry-Machine-Building Plant, Kazcentrelektropovod LLP, Kurylysmet LLP , Karaganda Electrotechnical Equipment Plant JSC, Kargormash LLP - M ", LLP" NPF "Technology" LLP "Karaganda Machine-Building Plant of Parkhomenko".

In 2013 and 2014, within the framework of the implementation of the SPAIID, 5 projects worth a total of KZT2,182.2 billion were launched in the machine-building industry and 283 new jobs were created.

Light industry

The output of light industry in the total volume of manufacturing takes less than 1% (0.4% - 0.5%).

Amount of production of light industry products in 2013 amounted to 4008.2 million tenge (index of actual volume - 90.3%). The proportion of 0.3%.

In 2014, the volume of production amounted to 4305.0 million tenge or increased by 7.4% from the corresponding period of 2013. IPV amounted to 112.1%.

In 2015, the volume of production of light industry products amounted to 5267.3 million tenge or increased by 22.4% from the 2014 level (IFO - 118.8%).

The light industry production index in 2015 amounted to 131.4%, by 2013, in the context of the sub-sectors : the production of textiles - 80.7%, the production of clothing - 133.2%, the production of leather products - 426.8%.

The growth was due to an increase in the production of non - woven materials (169.6%), other top clothing, other than knitted (109.9%), footwear, except sports, protective and orthopedic (227.5%). However, from January to September 2016, the IFI of light industry decreased and amounted to 92.9%. The decrease is due to a reduction in the production of upper men's clothing (by 22.7%), upper women's clothing (by 6.2%).

The main production is carried out by small enterprises under the state order and the order of private firms for the tailoring of products mainly from the nomenclature of overalls and footwear enterprises LLP Temirtauassociatesandancillaries LLP, Utaria Ltd , Saransk Garment and Knitwear Factory LLP, GalexPlus , Asia-Tech LLP.

In the retail market the products of hosiery segment LLP "tags", LLP "Esco", LLP "Rumi -en" specializes in the manufacture of footwear LLP "Karaganda shoe factory" and LLC «PersInternational».

Manufacturing industry

According to the contribution to the gross domestic product, the processing industry in 2015 was in the 1st place, the share was 22%. The high index of presence of this type of activity (2.28) indicates the structure-forming role of the manufacturing industry in the socio-economic development of the region:

- in the industry structure by 68.7% (922,700.3 million tenge) accounted for the manufacturing sector;

- 28% (99,111.6 million tenge) of investments in fixed assets were directed to the manufacturing industry;

- employed 13.7% (96.7 thousand people) of the economically active population of the region at working age;

- the share of projects of the Business Support Card for 2015 in the manufacturing industry is 8.5% (91.2 billion tenge).

The main enterprises of the leading industry are:

- ArcelorMittal ( ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC), the world's first largest steelmaking transnational company in the world in steel production , which has enterprises of the complete metallurgical cycle, coal mines of the Karaganda basin, thermal power plants, ancillary and service production infrastructure;

- a diversified mining and metallurgical enterprise of Corporation Kazakhmys LLP , which is a complete cycle production, and unites a number of factories, mines and power facilities.


In 2013, the volume of production in the manufacturing industry amounted to 953.5 billion tenge (IFO-99.7%). Specific weight - 72%.

In 2014, the production volume from the previous period (2013 - 953.5 billion tenge).

The basis of the manufacturing industry consists of the metallurgical industry (70.7%), mechanical engineering (6.2%) and other non-metallurgical products (2.9%).

Mining industry

Karaganda region takes an important place in the mineral resource complex of the Republic and is a unique iron-manganese, barite-polymetallic, copper ore, rare-metal and coal-bearing province of Kazakhstan.

As of January 1, 2006, the Karaganda region accounts for 100% production of manganese ore, 99.5% of copper ore, 100% of flat rolled products, 99% of coke production, 94.7% of refined copper, 92 7% - crude steel, 78.9% - refined silver, 61.7% - copper in copper concentrate, 53.1% - lime production, 28.5% - coal mining, 16.4% - iron ore (according to the regional statistics department).

The main enterprises exploring and developing manganese, iron-manganese and iron-ore deposits in the region are “Zhairemsky GOK” JSC, RU “Kazmarganets”, “TNK Kazchrome” JSC, “Orken” LLP, “Orken-Atasu” LLP.

The main mining and recycling enterprise of lead-zinc ores is JV "Nova-Zinc" LLP. As well, on the side “Kazakhmys Corporation” LLP mines lead and zinc from complex copper ores. In 2003, Kazakhmys Corporation built a recycling zinc workshop in PU “Balkhashtsvetmet”, which produced its first product in April 2004. The main mining enterprises for processing copper are the Zhezkazgan and Balkhash combines of “Kazakhmys Corporation” LLP.

The main coal-mining enterprises of the region are MD "Mittal Steel Temirtau" JSC, "Shubarkol-Komir" JSC, "Molodyozhniy Mine" and "Kuuchekinsky Mine" of "Borly" JSC - the branch office of “Kazakhmys Corporation” LLP, etc.

“Petro Kazakhstan Kumkol Resources” JSC and “Turgai Petroleum” JSC are involved into researching of hydrocarbons within the South-Turgai province, and researching of hydrocarbons within the Zhezkazgan-Sarysui slough - Zhezkazganmunai JSC. 

“Shubarkol Komir” LSC. In 1983, geologists discovered a unique deposit of low-ash coals on the territory of Karaganda region named Shubarkolskoe. Strip coal mining has been carried out in the Shubarkol deposit since 1985. During the operation of the mine, there was mined 56 million tons of coal. Maximum of the coal production was reached in 2005 - more than 4.6 million tons.
The revival of the mine began with arrival of a new owner in September 2000 – “Eurasian Financial Industrial Company” JSC. Under its leadership, there has been developed and is being implemented an investment program, aimed at developing and improving the technological level of the mine. Investments for 2000-2005 amounted to more than 2 billion tenge.

Subsoil user – “Shubarkol Komir” JSC (part of the Eurasian Industrial Association), develops the coal of the mine.

The industrial reserves of the enterprise is up to 664 million tons, which is more than 100 years lifetime of the enterprise with a project annual production capacity of 6 million tons.

A promising area of “Shubarkol Komir” JSC activity is deep processing of coal. Scientific researches established, that coal from the Shubarkol deposit is a unique raw material for the production of synthetic liquid fuels and a number of heavy hydrocarbons, humates - organic fertilizers, carbon alkaline reagent for the oil industry, multi-purpose binders, coagulants for industrial and wastewater treatment.

Nomenclature and production volume – “Shubarkol Komir” JSC produces commercial D grade coal (long-flame) intended for use as a fuel for the public utility sector and for thermal power plants. In recent years, the ash content in ordinary coal does not exceed 15% with gross excavation and % with selective mining, which indicates high quality of coal.

The opening of the first stage of pilot plant for the production of special coke (a reducing agent for ferroalloy production) took place in November 2005.

“Shubarkol Komir” JSC has operated a quality management system since 2003, which in December 2003 was certified by the international certification body TÜV CERT for compliance to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2000 standards (certificate No. 1510031980 dated 12/12/03).

In 2004, JSC Shubarkol Komir began an establishment of integrated management system, which includes a quality management system (ISO 9001), an environmental management system (ISO 14001), a health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001). The introduction of the integrated system was completed with the receipt of certificates of compliance to the OHSAS 18001: 1999 occupational health and safety management system.

“Zhairem Mining and Processing Plant” JSC is one of the top three largest mining enterprises in the Karaganda region and is one of the main producers of manganese concentrate in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The iron-manganese and barite-lead deposits Ushkatyn-3, the barite-lead-zinc deposit Zhairem and the iron-manganese deposit Zhomart, introduce the basis of the mineral resource base of the enterprise. The manganese ores reserves of Ushkatyn-3 and Zhomart deposits, which are on the balance of ore processing plant, make up to 80% of the manganese oxide ores in Kazakhstan and will ensure the operation of the enterprise for more than 16 years by the open method and more than 60 years - by the underground.

The plant has a long history of its development. The first detachments of pioneers - geologists, topographers, who began a systematic study of the region, began to appear here in the forties of the last century. In 1949-1950, the Atasui geophysical expedition identified the Zhairem magnetic anomalies. In 1950-1970, there has been active exploration in the Atasuyskoye ore region. In 1972, the construction of the Zhairem Mining and Processing Plant began, and being declared the All-Union Komsomol construction work. During these years, mining of lead-zinc-barite ores began at the Zapadny and Dalnezapadny deposits of the Zhairem deposit. In 1992, production of manganese concentrates started, which subsequently and up to the present time are the main products of the enterprise.

In September 2004, “Zhairemsky GOK” JSC became part of the Eurasian Industrial Association. Since that time, the company began to work stably. All technical and economic indicators for the production of manganese and barite concentrates were fulfilled.

One of the important advantages of the products obtained at the plant is the low content of iron-manganese concentrates of phosphorus (0.05-0.09%) and sulfur (0.03-0.05%), which are recognized as harmful impurities impairing the properties of alloys and exempts raw materials processors from the need to introduce lime fluxes into the metallurgical process.
Most of the iron-manganese concentrates produced by the company are exported to the near and far abroad: Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, China. Consumers of barite concentrate are Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

The plant has made a development program until 2015. There was planned building of underground mine at the Ushkatyn-3 deposit with a capacity of 1,500 thousand tons of ore per year, creation of a large mining and metallurgical complex for the production of ferroalloys based on concentrates derived from primary manganese ore from the Ushkatyn-3 deposit, intensifying and diversifying barite production aimed to meet the growing market demand for these products, beginning of the reconstruction of the Far-Western and Western barit and polimetallic mines with construction of the processing of polymetallic ores.

Taking into account the existing experience and potential opportunities for the enterprise to enter the international market, the company develops and implements international ISO standards. The policy of JSC “Zhairem GOK” in the field of quality, environment, health, safety and social responsibility was been developed.

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