In January-February 2023, industrial production in Kazakhstan amounted to 7,134 billion tenge, of which in the mining industry – by 3,411 billion tenge (47.8% of the total), in the manufacturing industry – by 3,132 billion tenge (43.9 %). This was reported by the press service of the Bureau of National Statistics of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Strategic Planning and Reforms.
Growth in production is observed in the mining and quarrying industry by 0.5%, manufacturing – by 2.5%, supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and air conditioning – by 4.6%, water supply; collection, processing and disposal of waste, activities for the elimination of pollution – by 3.2%.
In the mining industry and quarrying, in January-February 2023, the industrial production index amounted to 100.5%, due to an increase in the production of natural gas (101.1%), ores, except for iron (107.6%), and other minerals ( 112.9%).
In the manufacturing industry, the industrial production index in the reporting period compared to the same period in 2022 amounted to 102.5%. Growth was noted in the production of food – by 9.6%, beverages – by 22.6%, refined petroleum products – by 6.5%, rubber and plastic products – by 9.4%, basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceuticals – by 16 .7%, mechanical engineering – by 31.5%.
An increase in production volumes was recorded in 13 regions of the republic, a decrease is observed in Aktobe, West Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, East Kazakhstan regions and Astana.