Kazakhstan is a top 10 country in the world for confirmed mineral reserves. There are over 8,000 deposits currently registered in the country, with 910 of them being metal and mineral deposits. However, with the current high levels of production, the country is close to depletion. To increase the replenishment of its mineral resources, the government of Kazakhstan is creating favourable conditions and conducting audits of subsoil use licenses to assess their impact on economic and social development. As a result, the government plans to attract new investors to the mining industry. In 2022, foreign investment in the mining sector in Kazakhstan grew by 18.3%. In the coming years, the government plans to expand the territory studied for minerals by 680,000 square kilometres, covering a total of 2.2 million square kilometres.