Economy

Economy

Shymkent - is one of the leading industrial and economic centers of Kazakhstan. In the city there are industrial enterprises of non-ferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering, chemical, oil refining and food industry.

The GRP of Shymkent for 2019 amounted to 947.6 billion tenge (the share of GRP of the region in the GRP of Kazakhstan was 3.4%). Among the regions of Kazakhstan in terms of GRP, Turkestan region is on the 13th place.

Main branches of economy


Industry

Shymkent is a large industrial center with a developed infrastructure. The city has more than 80 large and medium-sized enterprises of food, oil refining, chemical, textile and clothing industries.

Shymkent refinery is one of the three leading refineries in Kazakhstan.

Transcontinental road corridor "Western Europe – Western China".

Agriculture

Every year, state support is increased, which is aimed at the development of the agricultural sector. 

Subsidies to improve the economic accessibility of field and garden work. 

In order to support animal husbandry, the city implements the "State program for the development of the agro-industrial complex for 2017-2021", including the programs "Sybaga", "Altyn asyk", "Kulan".

Tourism

The international Assembly of capitals and major cities (IAG) recognized Shymkent as "the Best city among the CIS countries".

A single tourist route of the southern regions - Zhambyl, Kyzylorda and Turkestan regions-has been formed. 

Two new tourist routes have been developed: a Safari tour in Suzak district and a tour of the winery of Saryagash district Chateau Silk Alley

Growth rates of economic sectors

Industry

(January-March 2020 in% to January-March 2019)

107,7

Construction

(January-March 2020 in% to January-March 2019)

109,6

Transport

(January-March 2020 in% to January-March 2019)

102,9

Agriculture

(January-March 2020 in% to January-March 2019)

107,7

Trade

(January-March 2020 in% to January-March 2019)

104,7

Communication

(January-March 2020 in% to January-March 2019)

97,2

Source: stat.gov.kz

Despite the fact that Shymkent does not have a resource base, this region is a major center for the development of industry and trade. According to statistics, 558 enterprises are registered in the city, 89 of them are large and medium, 403 are small, 66 are subsidiary. More information can be found in the "Markets" section.

In January-September 2019, industrial enterprises of Shymkent city produced products (including small, subsidiary enterprises, household sector) at current prices for 406857.6 million tenge, including mining and quarrying products – 334.8 million tenge, manufacturing industry-349196.9 million tenge, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning-48433.7 million tenge, water supply; Sewerage system, control over the collection and distribution of waste – 8892.3 million tenge.

Structure of industrial production of Shymkent by types of economic activity in January-September 2019

Type of activity

Volume of production of industrial products (goods, services),thousand tenge

The share of activities in the regional volume of industrial production, in %

Mining and quarrying

  • Mining of metal ores
  • Other mining and quarrying

334 754 

-

334 754

0,04

Manufacturing industry

  • Food production

349 196 913

60 396 915

52,24

Light industry

19 122 461

2,85

Production of coke and petroleum products

100 371 129

15,01

Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

5 804 523

0,86

Production of basic pharmaceutical products

23 127 645

3,45

Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

7 853 903

1,16

Production of other non metallic mineral products

50 569 329

7,55

Metallurgical industry

26 222 872

3,92

Manufacture of finished metal products, except machinery and equipment

5 580 860

0,82

Engineering

20 117 969

3,00

Furniture production

1 196 496

0,16

Manufacture of other finished products

2 128 913

0,31

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning

48 433 706

7,24

Water supply; Sewerage system, control over waste collection and distribution

8 892 258

1,31

Industry-total

668 212 115

100,0

Source: stat.gov.kz

Gross output of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in January-September 2019 in Shymkent amounted to 23700.4 million tenge, which is higher than the corresponding period of the previous year by 4.8%.

Gross output of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Shymkent in January-September 2019 (million tenge)

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

from it:

agriculture

from it:

 

plant growing

farming

23 700,4

23 688,4

7 940,4 (33,52%)

15 262,8 (66,48%)

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