Region's key figures

Рост промышленного производства за 3 года, %

Priority sectors of economy

Chemical industry

In January-May 2020, the sub-sector produced commodity products in the amount of 20,2 billion tenge, the physical volume index amounted to 90.9%.

Chemical products are mainly intended for the mining and metallurgical industries (acids, gases, explosives, etc.).

The main enterprises of the sub-sector of the chemical industry are:

Temirtau Electrometallurgical Plant LLP (production of carbides, ferrosilicon manganese),

Tau-Ken Temir LLP (silicon production), Track LLP (production of greases),

Maxam Kazakhstan JSC (production of explosives),

Egofom LLP (production of flexible polyurethane foam (foam rubber).

The technology for the production of calcium carbide involves the formation of substandard fractions requiring utilization, in connection with this it is planned to produce importers substituting and export-oriented products: vinyl butyl ether, vinylin, vinyl flooring, household chemical products, maleic anhydride, unsaturated polyester resins, in prospect synthetic rubbers. The implementation of these projects has a multiplier effect due to the fact that these products are used in chemical, mining and metallurgical, construction and other industries.


In January-May 2020 the volume of production in metallurgy amounted to 664,4 million tenge, IFO - 107,7%, the share in industry 58,4%.

The main reason for the growth is an increase in the output of basic precious and non-ferrous metals (115,6%).

About 75% of manufacturing products are produced in the metallurgical industry.

The main backbone enterprises of the region are engaged in this industry –"ArcelorMittal Temirtau" JSC and "Corporation Kazakhmys" LLP.

JSC "Arcelor Mittal Temirtau" is the only steelmaking enterprise in the Republic with a full metallurgical cycle.

In five months, the region produced:

- cast iron 1169.2 thousand tons or 102.0 % (fact of January-May 2019 1146.5 thousand tons)

- steel 1174.4 thousand tons or 72.9 % (fact of January-May 2019 1610.4 thousand tons)

- flat rolled products 945.2 thousand tons or 113.0 % (fact of January-May 2019 836.3 thousand tons)

Copper production takes the leading place in non-ferrous metallurgy. The main enterprises of the industry are Kazakhmys Corporation LLP, Sary-Arka Copper LLP, Kounrad Copper Company LLP, AK Altynalmas LLP.

The volume of production for January-May 2020 in the region was:

- refined copper 172.9 thousand tons or 116.2% (fact of January-May 2019 148.8 thousand tons)

- refined gold 3.6 tons or 125% (fact of January-May 2019 2.9 tons)

- the volume of refined silver production is 136.4 tons or 116.4% (fact of January-May 2019 117.2 tons).


The machine-building industry is one of the priority, dynamically developing industries with great potential.

The volume of production for January-May 2020 amounted to 61,7% and reached  114,1 billion tenge.

The growth was due to an increase in the production of machinery and equipment not included in other groups (133.9%) and repair and installation of machinery and equipment (107.7%)

In the structure of production of engineering products, the predominant share of output falls on the production of machinery and equipment not included in other groupings (108.4%), production of other vehicles (129.8%) and repair and installation of machinery and equipment (124.3%)

The main enterprises in the machine-building industry are: “Karaganda Foundry and Machine-Building Plant” “Maker” LLP, “Kazcentrelektropovod” LLP, “Kurylysmet” LLP, “ELTO Systems” LLP, “Kargormash-M” LLP, “NPF“ Technology ”LLP“ Technology ”LLP Karaganda Machine-Building Plant named after Parkhomenko.”

Light industry

Light industry output in the total manufacturing industry is less than 1% (0.1% - 0.3%).

The volume of production of light industry products for January- May 2020 amounted to 2 119,0 million tenge, the physical volume index of 110,6%.

In the context of sub-sectors: textile production - 105,8%, clothing production-108,7%, leather production - 132,2%.

At light industry enterprises, the average load is 50%.

Light industry enterprises supply their products mainly to system-forming and large enterprises, as well as to the Ministry of defense, the Ministry of internal Affairs and other government agencies.

The capacity of light industry enterprises can cover the needs of medical, educational and other organizations in the region.

The main enterprises of the industry:

- “Yutariya LTD” LLP (production of workwear);

- Temirtau associates and ancillaries LLP (production of workwear and hosiery products);

-Saransk sewing and knitting factory “Galex Plus” LLP (production of special and working clothes);

- “Karaganda Shoe factory” LLP (production of specialized and working shoes);

- Too “Tagam” (production of hosiery);

- “ESCO” LLP (production of hosiery);

-Rumi-EN LLP (production of hosiery).

In the retail market, products of the hosiery segment of “Tagam” LLP, “ESCO” LLP, “Rumi-EN” LLP are presented, “Karaganda Shoe factory” LLP specializes in the production of special footwear.

Manufacturing industry

In January-May 2020, the volume of production is 882,7 billion tenge (IFO – 105,6%)

The manufacturing industry is based on: metallurgical industry (107,7%), mechanical engineering(114,1%) and other non-metallic products (101,6%).

- 13.8% (90.3 thousand people) of the economically active population of the region at working age are employed;

The main enterprises of the leading industry are:

- the world's first steel producer, a large metallurgical multinational company ArcelorMittal (ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC), which has enterprises of the full metallurgical cycle, coal mines of the Karaganda basin, a thermal power station, auxiliary and maintenance production infrastructure;

- a diversified mining and smelting enterprise LLP “Corporation Kazakhmys”, which is a production with a complete cycle, and combining a number of factories, mines and energy facilities.

Mining industry

In Karaganda region, the largest mining and metallurgical enterprises are: “ArcelorMittal Temirtau” JSC, “Kazakhmys Corporation” LLP, “Zhairemsky GOK” JSC, “Kazmarganets” RU, “Nova Zinc” LLP, “Shubarkol Komir” JSC.

For January-May 2020, industrial products at current prices of  149,2 billion tenge were produced, which is 99,4 % compared to the previous year.

In the industrial structure of the region, the share of mining industry was 13.1 %.

For January-May 2020, 172,9 thousand tons of refined copper (116,2%), 1 174,4 thousand tons of unrefined steel (72,9%), 945,2 thousand tons of flat rolled products (113,0%) were produced.

In the metal ore mining industry, the IFO amounted to 102,1%  (66,0 billion tenge).

5 835,0 thousand tons of iron ore (107,4%), 13 533,9 thousand tons of copper ore (101,3%) were extracted, 1 293,4 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate (133,9%) and  5 142,6 thousand tons of copper concentrate (96,6%) were produced.

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

The main mining and processing enterprise for lead-zinc ores are Nova-Zinc LLP and Zhairemsky GOK JSC.

The main mining enterprises for the extraction and enrichment of copper ore are Kazakhmys Corporation LLP, Altai Polymetals LLP, Sary-Arka Copper LLP.

The main coal mining enterprises of the region are ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC, Shubarkol Komir JSC, Kazakhmys Koal LLP, Molodyozhniy and Kuu-Chekinskiy open pits, Sat Komir JSC, Razrez Kuznetskiy LLP and other small coal enterprises.

According to the results of January 2020, the indicators of large mining enterprises which provide the main volume of production are positive.

The coal Department of "ArcelorMittal Temirtau" JSC produced 4,131. 5 thousand tons or 113.1% (January-May 2019 – 3,652. 2 thousand tons)

Iron ore Department of AMT (Orken-Kentobe LLP, Orken-Atasu LLP) for January 2020 – 654.5 thousand tons or 188.4% (January-May 2019 – 347.4 thousand tons).

Kazakhmys Corporation LLP produced copper ore in January 2020 – 163.4 thousand tons or 117.0% (fact of January 2019-139.6 thousand tons)

At "Shubarkol Komir" JSC the volume of coal production for January-May 2020 – 3,825,4 thousand tons or 94,1% (fact of January-May 2019-4,066,6 thousand tons)

At "Zhayremsky GOK" JSC production of lead-zinc concentrate amounted to 78.0 thousand tons (fact of January-May 2019-4.9 thousand tons)

In "Kazmarganets" RU production of manganese concentrate amounted to 6.4 thousand tons against the fact for the corresponding period last year of 27.1 thousand tons or a decrease of 76.5%.

In 2020, it is planned to produce 164.4 thousand tons of manganese concentrate.

At NOVA-Zinc LLP in January-May 2020, the output of zinc in zinc concentrate amounted to 16.0 thousand tons against the fact of January-May 2019 of 15.7 thousand tons, or an increase of 2.1%.

Outputof lead in lead concentrate – 2.91 thousand tons against 2.03 thousand tons in January-May 2019, or an increase of 43.2%.

In 2020, it is planned to produce 34 thousand tons of zinc in zinc concentrate, and 6.5 thousand tons of lead in lead concentrate (125%).

Due to open-pit mining, in 2017 the company switched to the combined method of ore extraction (open - pit and underground method) at the Akzhal field.

At "Bapy mining" LLP, the volume of iron concentrate for January-May 2020 – the volume of iron concentrate – 580.8 thousand tons or an increase of 13.9% (fact of January-May 2019 – 509.9 thousand tons).

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