Karaganda region is the largest industrial region, a powerful industrial center, which occupies a leading position in Kazakhstan.
Industrial production forms the basis of the regional economy, the share in the structure of the gross regional product for 2017 is 45.4%. The basic industries of the region account for 90.8% of industrial production. The industry is represented by the mining and smelting complex, the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries have developed, the light industry and the building materials industry have been formed.
The share of mining and quarrying in the gross regional product of the region for 2017 is 10.2%.
The mineral resource base is rich in reserves of copper and tungsten, as well as large deposits of coal, lead, zinc, iron, manganese, and rare metals.
Karaganda coal basin is the main supplier of coking coal for the metallurgical industry of the republic. The coal-mining enterprises include ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC, Kazakhmys Corporation LLP, ShubarkolComir JSC, Saryarka Energy LLP, and Satkomir GRK LLP.
The share of the manufacturing industry in the total gross regional product of the region for 2017 is 31.1%.
The region has the largest enterprise of the metallurgical industry of Kazakhstan - JSC “ArcelorMittal Temirtau”, which produces 100% of pig iron and finished rolled products from ferrous metals and about 90% of the steel of the republic. At Zhezkazgan and Balkhash copper smelters of Kazakhmys Corporation LLP, refined copper of the MOOK type is produced - 99.99%. The chemical industry is developed on the basis of the metallurgical industry in the region. Sulfuric acid, nitrogen fertilizers, explosives and other products are produced.
The chemical industry is represented by the companies of JSC Temirtau Electrometallurgical Plant, LLP Egofom, LLP Trek, LLP Maxam Kazakhstan.
In the pharmaceutical industry there are JSC MNPH Phytochemistry, LLP Pharmacy 2010, LLP Karaganda Pharmaceutical Plant.
In mechanical engineering, the following enterprises specialize in the production of mining equipment: Maker LLP branch (Maker) - Karaganda Foundry and Machine-Building Plant, Kurylysmet LLP, Kaztsentrelektroprovod LLP, KarGorMash-M LLP.
At the enterprises of the building materials industry, cement, steel and plastics pipes, sanitary products, steel heating radiators, panels and other constructions of concrete products, paint and varnish products, as well as new energy-saving materials are being produced, sand, gravel and gravel are mined.
Production is represented by the enterprises of Karcement JSC, KKK Beton LLP, PowerBeton LLP, Santekhprom LLP, Karagandanerud LLP, Kaztransmetall LLP, NORD Prom NS LLP, JV Karal PLAST LLP, LLP Metal Profile Factory "and others.
The region has sufficient reserves of various raw materials for the production of building materials. Waste products are widely used in their production: slags from metallurgical and coal mining industries, other secondary resources.