Markets

Markets

According to statistics, the foreign trade of the Karaganda region at the end of 2018 amounted to 4.5 billion of USА dollars. Exports of 73.4% or 3.3 billion USA dollars predominate in the structure of the regional goods turnover, which decreased by 49.6 million USA dollars or 1.5% due to a decrease in copper supplies. Imports decreased by 14.2% to $ 1.2 billion of USА dollars. 

Export structure of the region:

  • 80.2% (2.6 billion) - metals and products from them (cathodes from copper, flat-rolled iron, semi-finished products and iron rods, cast iron, copper wire), sales markets - China, Russia, Iran , UAE, Malta;
  • 9.6% (314.1 million USA dollars) - mineral products (coal, ores and concentrates of zinc, manganese, lignite, iron, lead, copper ores and concentrates), sales markets - Russia, Ukraine, Finland;
  • 5.7% (185.6 million USA dollars) - silver, sales market - the United Kingdom;
  • 2.1% (67.6 million USA dollars) - products of the chemical industry (silicon, calcium carbide, plastic plates and sheets, nitrogenous fertilizers, polyvinyl chloride), sales markets - Russia, USA, Netherlands;
  • 1.7% (55.3 million USA dollars) - food products (flour, margarine, wheat), markets - Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan;
  • 0.8% (26 million USA dollars) - the remaining product groups (bulldozers, dump trucks, waste and scrap of precious metals, insulated wires).


Exports of finished goods in 2018 amounted to 215.5 million USA dollars, which is 14.8% more than in 2017. The largest exports were iron bars (36.4 million USA dollars), wheat flour (35.6 million USA dollars), silicon (27.8 million USA dollars), calcium carbides (15.2 million million USA dollars), plates and sheets of plastics (9.2 million USA dollars), margarine (7.3 million USA dollars), cast iron (5.5 million USA dollars), etc.

In the export policy, the region is mainly focused on China - 23.8% of the share (refined copper) and Russia - 19.8% (flat-rolled iron).

Country

million USA
 dollars

main export goods

China

777,8

copper 725.6 million USA dollars, ores and metal concentrates 32.3 million USA dollars, flat rolled 16.4 million USA dollars

RUSAsia

646,9

flat rental 423.1 million USA dollars, hard coal 65.8 million USA dollars, zinc ores and concentrates 41.2 million USA dollars

Iran

394,1

flat rental of 370 million USA dollars, semi-finished iron products 24 million USA dollars

Great Britain

351,4

silver 185.6 million USA dollars, copper 159.9 million USA dollars

UAE

262,8

copper 262.8 million USA dollars

Malta

188,0

copper 188 million USA dollars

Uzbekistan

131,0

flat rental 47.5 million USA dollars, semi-finished iron products 36.2 million USA dollars, lignite 18.8 million USA dollars

Turkey

87,7

copper 67 million USA dollars, semi-finished iron products 14.8 million USA dollars, cast iron 5 million USA dollars

Kyrgyzstan

63,2

flat rental of 22.5 million USA dollars, coal 11.5 million USA dollars

Afghanistan

63,1

flat rental 44.4 million USA dollars, flour 17.1 million USA dollars

Ukraine

60,8

coal 53.3 million USA dollars, flat rental 6.5 million USA dollars

Egypt

33,5

semi-finished iron products 33.5 million USA dollars

Finland

33,0

bituminoUSA coal 31.6 million USA dollars benzene 1.3 million USA dollars

Vietnam

27,6

flat rental of 22.4 million USA dollars, semi-finished iron products 5.2 million USA dollars

Tajikistan

25,0

flat rental of 7.6 million USA dollars, iron bars 7.1 million USA dollars, pitch 3.1 million USA dollars

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