Economy

Economy

GRP of Karaganda region in 2018 amounted to 3.2 trillion. KZT (share of GRP of the region in the gross product of Kazakhstan amounted to 8%). Among the regions of Kazakhstan in terms of GRP Karaganda region is on the 6th place.


In the structure of GRP of Karaganda region services account for 53.1% or 1.9 trillion. tenge, for goods – 46.9% or 1.7 trillion. tenge. At the same time in GRP for goods the largest volume fell on industrial production – 94% or 1.4 trillion. the share of agricultural products amounted to 6% or 100 billion tenge.


Agriculture
The key directions in the sphere of agro-industrial complex of Karaganda region are processing of agricultural raw materials and production of competitive products. Natural and climatic conditions and geographical position of Karaganda region are optimal for cultivation of grain, potatoes, vegetables and livestock.

At the end of 2018, the volume of gross agricultural output amounted to 100 billion tenge (IFO 106.2%).

The increase in the real index is associated with the growth of output of both crop (IFO – 110.8%) and livestock (IFO – 102.9%). The increase in crop production was achieved by increasing the acreage, the use of modern agricultural technologies and favorable climatic conditions. In animal husbandry the livestock of cattle, horses grew. The qualitative composition of livestock is also improving-the share of breeding animals is increasing.

Plant growing
In 2018, the region's crops were placed on the area of 1.1 million hectares, including wheat-626.4 thousand hectares, fodder-281.2 thousand hectares, grain-833.4 thousand hectares, potatoes and vegetables-27.6 thousand hectares, oilseeds-17.1 thousand hectares, etc.



Farming 
At the end of 2018 in the region there are 942,9 thousand heads of sheep and goats, 520,7 thousand heads of cattle, 271,7 thousand heads of horses, 84,7 thousand heads of pigs and 3 941,6 thousand heads of poultry.


Industry 
At the end of 2018, the volume of industrial production amounted to 1.5 trillion. tenge, real growth-81.9%.

The production of copper concentrates increased in the region, the production of non-alloy steel, flat steel, coke and refined gold increased, which ensured the growth of industrial production. 

In mining and quarrying the index of physical volume amounted to 112.2%, or 405 billion.

Increased iron ore mining – 17.8%, non-ferrous metals – 7.9%, the volume of technical services in the field of mining, 63.3%. At the same time, coal and lignite production decreased by 5%.



In the manufacturing industry, the volume of production was 1 trillion. tenge, index of physical volume of 72.9%.
 
The volume of production in the metallurgical industry amounted to 1 535.5 billion tenge, which is 6.6% higher than in 2017. 

Steel production increased by 10.1%.

The food that is grown on the of 111.9 billion tenge (FFI – 108,2%). Food production increased by 10.1%, beverage production decreased by 3.7%.

In mechanical engineering products produced by 139.8 billion tenge, which is 65% more than in 2017. The production of computers, electronic and optical products increased by 10.7%, the production of electrical equipment by 29%, repair and installation of machinery and equipment by almost 2 times.

The volume of chemical production increased by 10.6% and amounted to 49.9 billion tenge. There is an increase in pharmaceuticals (by 29%) and in the production of rubber and plastic products (by 12.8%).
The volume of production of oil products amounted to 19.8 billion tenge, an increase of 10%.

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