Industries

Mining and metallurgical complex

Investment proposals
Metallurgy forms the basis of the economy.
14.1%
share of gross domestic product of Kazakhstan accounted for mining industry and quarrying
17.5%
The country's exports come from the mining industry, which is about $10.5 billion.
300thousands of people
The enterprises of mining and metallurgical complex employ more than
* data for 2023
11place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by the copper production and the 11th place by reserves.
6place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by the gold production and the 13th place by reserves.
1place
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 2rd on its processing.
11place
Kazakhstan ranks globally by the zinc production and the 6th place by reserves.
1place
Kazakhstan ranks in the world in terms of tungsten reserves, total reserves are estimated at more than 2 million tons of tungsten trioxide
Kazakhstan also has deposits of rare earth metals such as lithium, vanadium, beryllium and others.
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 2 - -
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%
The volume of production of the metallurgical industry in the context of regions in January-December 2021, billion tenge
The concentration of industry in three regions:
Production
of main industry
types
19%
East Kazakhstan region
37.5%
Karaganda region
14.9%
Pavlodar region
Source: QazIndustry
Production of industrial products in the MMC in physical terms in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2021
Ores copper, thousand tons 124 809.2
Copper refined unwrought, unalloyed, thousand tons 480.8
Aluminum ores (bauxite), thousand tons 121 905
Aluminum raw; aluminium oxide, thousand tons 1 662
Ores lead-zinc, thousand tons 6 678
Unwrought refined lead, thousand tons 130.9
Zinc raw, thousand tons 138.8
Iron ore, thousand tons 38 699.5
Manganese ores, thousand tons 1189.9
Chrome ores, thousand tons 6193.2
Chrome concentrates, thousand tons 3989.2
Gold-bearing ores, thousand tons 24 727
Gold, worked or semi-worked, tons 118.1
Gold in Doré, tons 35
Ferroalloys, thousand tons 2 000
Export-import
Note: DCP – domestic commodity producers


Source: QazIndustry
Investments in fixed assets
At the end of 2019, the volume of investments in fixed assets in the MMC amounted to 1,060 billion tenge.

Investments in fixed assets
(excluding coal mining), mln tenge

Source: AMME
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