Region's key figures

Рост промышленного производства за 3 года, %

Priority sectors of economy

Chemical industry

In January-May 2021, the sub-sector produced commodity products in the amount of 24,2 billion tenge, the physical volume index amounted to 106.2%.

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 2021 the volume of production in metallurgy amounted to 1,1 million tenge, IFO - 107,5%, the share in industry 66,3%.

The main reason for the growth is an increase in the production of finished metal products, except for machinery and equipment (133.5%)

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 January- May 2021, the region produced:

- cast iron 1 409,8 tons or 120,6%

- steel 1 529,8 tons or 130,8% (fact of January-February 2020 505 056 tons)

- flat rolled products 1 204,6 tons or 127,5  % (fact of January - February 2020 327,5 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 2021 in the region was:

- refined copper 174,7  thousand tons or 101,0% (fact of January-February 2020 66 119  tons)

- refined gold 3 565 kg or 97.8%

- the production volume of refined silver is 137138 tons or 100.6%.


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

The volume of production for January-May 2021 amounted to 65,0% and reached  83,0 billion tenge.

The growth was due to an increase in the production of computers, electronic and optical equipment (3.2 times) and production of cars trailers and semi-trailers (154.8%)

In the structure of the production of engineering products, the predominant share of the output falls on the production of computers, electronic and optical equipment (3.2 times), the production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers (154.8%) and production of furniture (127.8%)

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 2021 amounted to 3,2 million tenge, the physical volume index of 146,7%.

In the context of sub-sectors: textile production - 114,1%, clothing production-156,2%, leather production - 110,7%.

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 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 2021, the volume of production is 1,4 billion tenge (IFO – 103,9%)

The manufacturing industry is based on: metallurgical industry (107,5%), mechanical engineering (83,0%) and other non-metallic products (118,9%).

- 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 2021, industrial products at current prices of 192,7 billion tenge were produced, which is 94,4  % compared to the previous year. 

In the industrial structure of the region, the share of mining industry was 11.3%.

For January-May 2021, 174,7 thousand tons of refined copper (101,8%),1 529,8  thousand tons of unrefined steel (130,8%), 1 204,6 thousand tons of flat rolled products (127,5%) were produced.

In the metal ore mining industry, the IFO amounted to 95,6% (99,1 billion tenge).

5 795,0 thousand tons of iron ore (99,5%), 13 748,0 thousand tons of copper ore (106,5%) were extracted, 1 326,5 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate (101,8%) and  3 621,3 thousand tons of copper concentrate (70,2%) 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 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-May 2021, the indicators of large mining enterprises which provide the main volume of production are positive.

The coal Department of "ArcelorMittal Temirtau" JSC produced 3383,5 thousand tons or 81.9% (January-May 2020 – 4131,5 thousand tons)

Iron ore Department of AMT (Orken-Kentobe LLP, Orken-Atasu LLP) for January-May 2021 – 689.7 thousand tons or 125% (January-May 2020 – 634.4 thousand tons).

Kazakhmys Corporation LLP produced copper ore in January-May 2021 – 11930 thousand tons or 103% (fact of January-May 2020-11615 thousand tons)

At "Shubarkol Komir" JSC the volume of coal production for January-May 2021 – 4616,5 thousand tons or 120,7% (fact of January-May 2020-3825,4 thousand tons)

In "Kazmarganets" RU production of manganese concentrate for January-May 2021. amounted to 39 thousand tons, in the same period last year, production was not carried out.

In 2021, it is planned to produce 253.8 thousand tons of manganese concentrate.

At NOVA-Zinc LLP in January-May 2021, the output of zinc in zinc concentrate amounted to 13.8 thousand tons against the fact of January-May 2020 of 16 thousand tons, or 86.3%.

Output of lead in lead concentrate – 5.3 thousand tons against 2.9 thousand tons in January-May 2020, or an increase of 182.8%.

In 2021, it is planned to produce 36 thousand tons of zinc in zinc concentrate, and 11 thousand tons of lead in lead concentrate.

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 2021 – the volume of iron concentrate – 540.2 thousand tons (fact of January-May 2020 – 580.8 thousand tons).

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