Rich natural resources
Kazakhstan is a country of rich natural resources. In the world ranking Kazakhstan owns the 1st place for chrome, the 2nd for uranium, the 3rd for manganese and lead and the 4th for zinc. In addition, the country is the world's largest uranium produce, as well as one of the leaders in the production of chromium and zinc. According to the US Geological Survey, about 95% of world reserves of chromium are geographically concentrated in Kazakhstan, as well as in South Africa. The country is among the top five states for rhenium reserves.