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Mining and metallurgic complex

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Metallurgy is the basis of economy
5.6%
Мetallurgy and mining industry in the gross domestic product of Kazakhstan.
16.9%
Gross domestic product in the total volume of industrial production in the first half of 2018 falls on metallurgy and the mining industry, reaching about 4.2 trillion tenge
21%
The country's exports are accounted for by the mining industry, that is about 7.8 billion dollars.
198thousands of people
The enterprises of mining and metallurgical complex employ more than
11place
Kazakhstan takes place in the copper production and the 12th place by reserves.
21place
Kazakhstan takes place in 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 takes place in 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, output World rating, output 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
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Jan.
sen.
Jan.
sen.
Volume index January-September 2018 / January-September 2017
103,7%
metal ores
102,9%
non-ferrous metal ores
103,7%
ferrous metallurgy
107,5%
iron ore
104,2%
Metallurgy
104,5%
non-ferrous metallurgy
The production growth occurred due to the increase in the production of copper and lead - zinc ore, ferroalloys, steel and products from them. In addition, the increase in world prices started from the third quarter of 2016 on the main metals and raw materials affected the increase in the value of products.
The volume of production of the metallurgical industry in the context of regions in January-September 2018, billion tenge
The concentration of industry in the three regions:
Production
of main industry
types
22%
East Kazakhstan region
34%
Karaganda region
19%
Pavlodar region
Export
  • Metal ore production, billion USD
  • Steel industry, billion USD
  • Ferroalloys
  • Flat steel
  • Honey
  • Silver
  • Zinc
  • Aluminum
  • Other
Import
  • Metal ore production, billion USD
  • Steel industry, billion USD
  • Welded pipe
  • Steel structure
  • Weldless tube
  • Other products of ferrous metallurgy
  • Flat steel
  • Rod
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