Region's key figures

Рост промышленного производства за 3 года, %

Priority sectors of economy

Chemical industry

The industrial production volume of the industry in 2018 amounted to 55.6 billion tenge, or 156.2% compared to 2015 (35.6 billion tenge), 113.5% to the volume of 2016 (49.0 billion tenge), 97.7% of the 2017 volume (56.9 billion tenge).

In 2018, commodity products worth 55,639.3 million tenge were produced in the sub-industry, the volume index was 92.2%. The decrease is due to a decrease in the production of sulfuric acid in monohydrate (IFO - 95.3%), silicon (IFO - 97.0%), carbide (IFO - 89.1%). In 2018, the region recorded an increase in the production of nitrogen, mineral or chemical fertilizers (115.3%). Chemical industry products are primarily intended for the mining and metallurgical industries (acids, gases, explosives, and others).

The dynamics of the production of types of chemical products in 2015-2018 was not stable. In 2015, the production of carbides increased by 20.8%, the production of sulfuric acid in monohydrate by 9.5%, in 2016 the production of polyurethanes increased by 12.8%, the production of detergents increased 5 times, and in 2017 there was an increase in sulfuric acid by 28.8%; paints and varnishes based on polymers by 14.7%; in 2018, nitrogen, mineral or chemical fertilizers by 15.3%.

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 2018, the volume of production in metallurgy amounted to 1,535.5 billion tenge, IFO - 94.2%, the share in industry 67.1%. The main reason for the decline is the suspension of steel production at the ArcelorMittal Temirtau metallurgical plant due to the accident of accidents at gas pipelines.

For 6 months of 2019, in the metallurgy sector related to the mining and metallurgical complex, the IFO amounted to 97.1% (702.2 billion tenge). The share of metallurgy in the manufacturing industry is 74.8%.

In January - June 2019, at ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC, steel production amounted to 1,885.3 thousand tons, or 95.1% (fact 6 months 2018, 1981.8 thousand tons).

For Kazakhmys Corporation LLP, for 6 months of 2019, refined copper production amounted to 170.8 thousand tons or an increase of 18.4% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year (fact 6.38 2018 144.3 thousand tons).


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

The volume of production in 2018 amounted to 7.5% of the total manufacturing industry in the region and reached 145.1 billion tenge, which is 10.5% more than the output in 2017.

The growth was achieved due to an increase in the volume of production of electrical equipment (10,924.4 million tenge, IFO 180.1% in the corresponding period last year), production of machinery and equipment not included in other categories (26,331.4 million tenge, IFO - 122, 3%) and repair and installation of machinery and equipment (104447.1 million tenge, IFO - 124.7%).

In the structure of production of machine-building products, the predominant share of output falls on the repair and installation of machinery and equipment (71.9%), the production of machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified (18.1%), the production of electrical equipment is 7.5%, production computers, electronic and optical products of optical products - 1.0%, production of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers - 0.2%.

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% (0.3% - 0.5%).

The volume of production of light industry products in 2018 amounted to 5399.1 million tenge or increased by 5.5% from the corresponding period in 2017 (IFO - 90.5%). The specific gravity of 0.2%.

The index of production of light industry in 2018 amounted to 90.5%, by sub-sector: textile production - 73.5%, clothing production - 91.8%, leather production - 111.5%.

The volume of production of knitted or crocheted outerwear was reduced (80.7%), textile products, except for clothes, for households (99.2%), other outerwear, except knitted, for men or for boys (99.2%) and knitted or crocheted socks (80.7%).

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 state bodies.

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

The main enterprises of the industry:

- LLP "Utaria LTD" (production of workwear);

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

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

- LLP "Karaganda shoe factory" (production of specialized and working shoes);

- LLP "Tagam" (production of hosiery);

- LLP "ESKO" (production of hosiery);

- LLP "Rumi-en" (production of hosiery).

The retail market includes products of the hosiery segment of Tagam LLP, Esco LLP, Rumi-En LLP, Karaganda Shoe Factory LLP specializes in the production of safety shoes.

Manufacturing industry

In 2018, the manufacturing industry ranks 1st in terms of contribution to the gross domestic product, the share was 33.4%:

- in the industrial structure, the manufacturing sector accounts for 75.8% (1,935.0 million tenge);

- 21.7% (127.9 million tenge) of investments in fixed assets were directed to the manufacturing industry;

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

- the share of projects of the Entrepreneurship Support Card for 2018 in the manufacturing industry is 9.6% (193.4 billion tenge).

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.


In 2015, the volume of production in the manufacturing industry amounted to 1,062.3 billion tenge (IFO-110.6%). The specific gravity is 75%.

In 2016, the production volume of 1,530.6 billion tenge (IFO - 107.3%). The specific gravity is 78.6%.

In 2017, the production volume of 1 802.3 billion tenge (IFO - 103.4%). The specific gravity is 77.7%.

In 2018, the production volume of 1,935.0 billion tenge (IFO - 100.2%). The specific gravity is 76.8%.

The main manufacturing industries are: metallurgy (75.2%), engineering (7.5%) and other non-metal products (2.9%).

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.                   

In January - December 2018, the volume of industrial production in the region amounted to 2 566.2 billion tenge, which is 10.7% higher than the corresponding period last year (January-December 2017 - 2 318.4 billion tenge). IFO - 100.2%.

In January - December 2018, mining enterprises produced industrial products by 331.7 billion tenge, which is 15.2% more than the fact of 2017 (287.8 billion tenge). IFO - 109.4%.

Coal and lignite mining increased by 1.1%, metal ores by 7.4%, non-ferrous metal mining - 9.3%, other mining sectors - by 7%. At the same time, iron ore production decreased by 6.5%. The reason for the decline is a stop for the reconstruction from September 2018 of the factory of «Orken Atasu» LLP for a period of 5 months (the launch was made in May of this year).

According to the results of 2018, Karaganda region accounts for 98% of the production of manganese ore, 28% - copper ore, 100% - production of coal concentrate, 56% - lead in lead concentrate, 31% - coal production (31%), including lignite-brown coal), 28% - iron ore in the total volume of the mining industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Karaganda region occupies the most important place in the country's mineral resources complex and is a unique ferromanganese, barite-polymetallic, copper ore, rare-metal and coal-bearing region of Kazakhstan.

Due to the presence of many minerals, the mining industry is widely developed in the region.

The share of the mining industry in the regional volume of industrial production in 2018 amounted to 13%.

The share of mining in the republican volume in 2018 amounted to 2.2%.

The mining industry includes the extraction of coal, metal and iron ores, as well as non-ferrous metal ores. Coking coal accounts for a large share of the reserves.

At the same time, the region has the largest reserves of non-metallic raw materials for metallurgy and the construction industry.

For 6 months of 2019, industrial output at current prices of 1,236.7 billion tenge was produced, which is 100.5% of the level of the previous year.

In January - June 2019, mining enterprises produced industrial products at current prices in the amount of 186.5 billion tenge, which is 112.6% compared to last year.
In the industrial structure of the region, the share of mining was 15.1%, the share of manufacturing was 75.8%.

During the reporting period, 182.1 thousand tons of refined copper (120.6%), 1,885.2 thousand tons (95%) unrefined steel, 1,041.2 thousand tons flat rolled (71.3%) were produced.

The reasons for the decline are the consequences of accidents at AMT. Due to the unstable operation of the converters, the daily volume of steel production in January - February was about 8 thousand tons. Today, the average daily steel output is 11 thousand tons.

In the metal ore mining industry, the IFO amounted to 122.9% (71.8 billion tenge).

6 562 thousand tons of iron ore (89.9%), copper ore - 15 768.4 thousand tons (111%) were extracted, 1 215.1 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate (68.1%) and copper concentrate - 6 520.1 thousand tons (134.2%) 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 is 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 2018, the performance of large mining enterprises that provide the bulk of production is positive.

The coal department of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC produced more than 10 million tons of coal (at the level of 2017). This year it is planned to increase production by 2.4% and amount to 10.2 million tons.

AMT's iron ore department (Orken-Kontobe LLP, Orken-Atasu LLP) produced 1,398 thousand tons of iron concentrate (fact 2017 - 1,429.6 thousand tons).

At the iron ore department of Orken Atasu LLP, the modernization of the concentration plant was completed, the update took place throughout the enrichment production chain. After modernization, production capacity increased by 30%.

At Kazakhmys Corporation LLP, copper ore production amounted to 27.5 million tons, or 102% compared to the fact of 2017.

The output of copper concentrate decreased by 6% (due to the appropriate content of copper in the ore).

In 2018, the implementation of the Nurkazgan Digital Mine project worth 1.8 billion tenge and the introduction of a single ERP system in the Kazakhmys Group companies worth 9.4 billion tenge were launched.

At the implementation stage, projects:

- construction of a complex of facilities for opening and mining reserves of the II stage of the Zhaman-Aibat field;

-reconstruction of the Nurkazgan concentrator;

-modernization of the Karagailinsky concentration plant

- construction of the mine “Vostochnaya sary-Oba” of the Zhilandinsky group of the Zhezkazgan field;

- reconstruction of the Abyz mine.

At Shubarkol Komir JSC, coal production amounted to 11.6 million tons against the fact of 2017 of 10.5 million tons, or an increase of 10.9%.

In 2019, it is planned to produce a record amount of coal - 13.7 million tons or an increase of 18%.

Special coke production amounted to 185.5 thousand tons, or 90% to the fact of 2017 (206.3 thousand tons).

At Zhairemsky GOK JSC, the production of manganese concentrate amounted to 276.7 thousand tons against the fact of 2017 of 288.1 thousand tons or a decrease of 4%, the production of lead concentrate - 161.7 thousand tons or a decrease of 47.4%.

The plan for 2019 is 192 thousand tons of lead concentrate or an increase of 18.5%.

The decrease in manganese concentrate in 2018 is associated with a planned reduction in output and a reorientation of production towards an increase in lead concentrate.

In 2019, a complete shutdown of manganese production is planned.
In the village of Zhairem, the Kazzinc company, together with the multinational company Glencore, began in 2018 the construction of a new factory for the production of lead - zinc concentrate. The projected ore processing capacity is 5 million tons per year. The design capacity for the production of lead concentrate is up to 100 thousand tons per year, zinc concentrate - up to 400 thousand tons.

The project cost is 100 billion tenge. Completion is expected in 2020, 1000 jobs will be created.

In Kazmanganets RU, the output of manganese concentrate amounted to 145.7 thousand tons against the fact for the corresponding period of the previous year 101.5 thousand tons or an increase of 43.5%.

In 2019, it is planned - 168 thousand tons of manganese concentrate, or an increase of 15.4%.

At NOVA-Zinc LLP, zinc production in zinc concentrate amounted to 33.2 thousand tons against the fact of 2017 of 36.5 thousand tons or 91%. The production of lead in lead concentrate was 4.875 thousand tons compared to 101.5 thousand tons in 2017 or an increase of 13.9%.

In 2019, it is planned - 35 thousand tons of zinc in zinc concentrate or an increase of 5.4%, 4.8 thousand tons - lead in lead concentrate (98.5%).

In connection with the open-pit mining of reserves, in 2017 the company switched to the combined method of ore mining (open and underground mining) at the Akzhal deposit.

At Bapy mining LLP, the volume of iron concentrate amounted to 1,233.7 thousand tons compared to the corresponding period last year, 1,269.8 thousand tons or 97%. Plan for 2019 - 1,200 thousand tons or 97.2%

The decrease in 2018 is due to the low iron content in the ore.

The mining industry of our region is developing dynamically. Proof of this is the implementation of ore mining and processing projects.

Last year, Sary-Arka Copper launched a cathode copper plant in Shet district. The plant processes ores of the Almaly deposit.

Using heap leaching technology. Investments 14 billion tenge, capable of producing 10 thousand tons of copper per year. Modern technological production, 500 new jobs are created.


“Shubarkol Komir” in the territory of its section plans to build a special coke production plant with a capacity of 400 thousand tons per year.

Project cost over 90 million US dollars. 180 new jobs. The implementation period of 2018 is 2022.

Technology: medium temperature distillation with a combination of heating D-grade coals from 650 to 750 degrees Celsius and producing special coke.
The products will be used for ERG's own needs (Aktobe and Aksu ferroalloy plants of KAZKHROM and Aluminum of Kazakhstan).

In addition, the company intends to implement the project "Organization of the production of activated carbon from the fines of special coke with a capacity of up to 1000 tons per year for the finished product."

Production of two brands of activated carbon: crushed and powder. Implementation period: 2018 - 2021.

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