Industry

Industry

Mining and metallurgic complex

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Metallurgy is the basis of economy
14.4%
share of gross domestic product of Kazakhstan accounted for mining industry and quarrying
13.5%
The country's exports in 2019 are accounted for metals and metal products, that is about 7.7 billion dollars.
273thousands of people
The enterprises of mining and metallurgical complex employ more than
11place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by the copper production and the 12th place by reserves.
21place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by the gold production and the 15th place by reserves.
2place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by uranium reserves and takes 1 place for its processing
2place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by chromium reserves with a share of 16.2% of world reservation and ranks 3rd on its processing.
8place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by the zinc production and the 5th place by reserves.
1place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by tungsten reserves with a share of 63% of reserves, which accounts about 2 million tons
Kazakhstan also has deposits of rare earth metals such as rubidium, cesium, lithium, and beryllium.
Reserves and production
Chrome
2/3
Uranium
2/1
Manganese
4/8
Lead
5/11
Zinc
5/8
Gold
15/21
Iron
11/13
Aluminium
10/8

Reserves and Output

Polymetallic ore
World rating, reserves World rating, reserves Share in the world volume
Tungsten 1 - -
Chrome ore 2 3 16,2%
Manganese ore 4 8 2,7%
Silver 4 10 3,6%
Lead 5 11 0,7%
Zinc 5 8 2,5%
Bauxite (Aluminium) 10 8 1,7%
Titan 10 19 0,4%
Tin 10 - -
Iron ore 11 13 1%
Copper 12 11 2,6%
Gold 15 21 1,7%
Dynamics of production of MMC, billion tenge
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
jan.
dec.
2018
jan.
dec.
2019
Mining of metallurgical ores Metallurgy industry
115.8%
Extraction of metal ores
116.9%
Extraction of non-ferrous metal ores
109.3%
Extraction of iron ore
104.1%
Metallurgy
106.8%
non-ferrous metallurgy
101.3%
ferrous metallurgy
The volume index of non-ferrous metal ore production increased significantly from 104.3% to 116.9%. Also, the volume index of ferrous metallurgy shows an increase from 98.3% to 101.3%.
The volume of production of the metallurgical industry in the context of regions in January-December 2019, billion tenge
The concentration of industry in three regions:


21%
East Kazakhstan region
24%
Karaganda region
17%
Pavlodar region
Export
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
jan.
nov
2018
jan.
nov
2019
Mining of metallurgical ores
Metallurgy industry

Metal ore production, billion USD
Metal industry, billion USD
  • Copper - 30%
  • Ferroalloys - 23%
  • Flat-rolled products - 12%
  • Zinc - 7%
  • Aluminum - 6%
  • Silver - 3%
  • Other - 19%
Import
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
jan.
nov
2018
jan.
nov
2019
Mining of metallurgical ores
Metallurgy industry

Metal ore production, billion USD
Metal industry, billion USD
  • Weldless tube - 12%
  • Metallic structure - 11%
  • Welded pipes - 10%
  • Flat-rolled products - 7%
  • Other products of ferrous metallurgy - 9%
  • Rod - 7%
  • Other - 44%
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