Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgical industry accounts for around a quarter of industrial projects

Kazakhstan’s updated industrialization map features over 300 projects, with 50% situated in five regions and focused on two major industries – agro-industrial and mining and metallurgical complexes.

The Unified Industrialization Map, a legacy of the abolished State Program for Industrial and Innovative Development, is used to systematize state support and the responsibility of authorities at all levels for the successful implementation of projects to diversify the country’s economy.

The map, which includes 339 projects, is regularly updated by the government, with 15 large projects (managed by ministries, Samruk-Kazyna, or development institutions) and 324 regional-level projects (akimats are responsible for implementation). The projects listed on the map have implementation dates set between 2022 and 2029.

The mining and metallurgical industry accounts for many of the significant projects, including those for solid mineral extraction and metallurgy. The Akmola region is constructing a mining and hydrometallurgical complex with a 5.0 million ton capacity per year at the Raygorodok deposit. The Tau-Ken Samruk national company is building a mining and processing plant at the Shalkiya lead-zinc deposit in the Kyzylorda region, with a 4 million ton capacity per year. The Abai region plans to construct a mining and processing complex at the Aidarly deposit, while in the Karaganda region, a plant of complex alloys is being built, and there are plans to expand production at ArcelorMittal Temirtau. Lastly, EkibastuzFerroAlloys is implementing a project to construct a ferroalloy plant in the Pavlodar region.