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Production in machine-building industry grew by 16.6% — Beibut Atamkulov

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 13:01:27

At a government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov and Minister of Energy Nurlan Nogayev reported on the situation in the industry and energy sector in January-September 2020, Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov reported on the state of agriculture.

As Atamkulov reported, according to the results of 9 months of 2020, the volume of industrial production remained at the level of last year. Positive dynamics continues in 12 regions.

In the manufacturing industry, the IFO grew by 3.3%. The growth was provided by the following industries: paper production, metallurgy, light industry, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals and others.

“Positive dynamics continues in the engineering industry. The volume of production in the industry increased by 16.6%. The production of vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers increased by 51.6%, the production of other vehicles — by 100.4%, electrical equipment — by 3.5%, machinery and equipment — by 3%,” Atamkulov said.

In non-ferrous metallurgy, production increased by 2.2% due to an increase in refined gold by 3%, refined copper — by 8%, gold ingots - by 31%, silver in granules — by 27%, primary aluminum — by 1% etc.

In ferrous metallurgy the growth was 0.1%. There was an increase in the production of ferroalloys — by 0.4%, reinforcing bars — by 11%, ferrosilicomanganese — by 9%, commercial output of rebar, balls and round timber — by 3.7%.

In the pharmaceutical industry, production increased by 39.8%.

In light industry, the growth amounted to 14.1% due to an increase in the production of textiles by 6.4%, clothing — by 1% and leather products — by 110.4%.

In the production of paper and paper products, the growth was 15.1%.

The volume index for transport in January-September 2020 amounted to 82.9%. The total volume of container transit traffic increased by 36% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 637.2 thousand TEU.

The volume of freight traffic by all modes of transport amounted to 2.8 billion tons or 92.6% of the previous year.

Despite the negative impact of the pandemic on the transport industry, there is a positive growth in transport development in some areas. Thus, the total number of passengers carried in September 2020 increased by 16.3% compared to August 2020.

The indicator of passenger air transportation increased by 11.5% and amounted to 0.61 million people.

Container traffic in the direction of China - Europe - China increased by 2.2% or 1.1 thousand TEU and amounted to 50.8 thousand TEU.

In the field of freight traffic, there is also an increase, in particular, the total volume of freight traffic in September increased by 0.9% compared to August 2020.

The volume index for construction in January-September 2020 amounted to 110.5%. Growth is ensured by increasing the volume of construction, in connection with the resumption of construction and installation work in the regions. Positive dynamics is observed in 16 regions.

In terms of housing construction, over 9 months, more than 9.6 million m2 of housing were commissioned, which is 109% over the same period in 2019.

To date, a total of 85,418 housing units have been commissioned in the republic. The increase in the volume of housing commissioning in comparison with last year is noted in 14 regions.

“The ministry is taking all necessary measures to implement the tasks set for 2020 in the supervised industries. All planned indicators and indicators will be achieved following the results of the year,” Atamkulov said.

According to the Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov, following the results of 9 months of this year, the volume of gross agricultural production increased by 5% and amounted to 4.4 trillion tenge.

This growth was mainly due to an increase in crop production by 7%. In the context of the regions, rates higher than the republican ones were noted in two regions.

The volume of gross livestock production for the specified period increased by 2.7% and amounted to 1.9 trillion tenge. At the same time, there is an increase in the production of meat in live weight by 3.8%, milk — by 3.1%.

Food production for the specified period increased by 3.5% and amounted to 1,404.2 billion tenge.

Thus, there is an increase in the production of processed rice by 54.5%, sausages — by 19.6%, butter — by 14.2%, poultry meat — 11.4%, cereals — by 10.9%, pasta — 10.9%, flour — by 7.4%, fermented milk products — by 5.2%, vegetable oil — by 0.7%.

"Investments in fixed assets in agriculture increased by 15.1% and amounted to 380.6 billion tenge, food production — by 17.2% and amounted to 64.7 billion tenge," said Omarov.

According to Minister of Energy Nurlan Nogayev, in January-September 2020, oil and condensate production amounted to 64.7 million tons, which is 100.5% of the plan for 9 months of this year. Including the following indicators for large projects:

  • Tengiz produced 20.2 million tons of oil for the specified period, which is 100.5% of the plan of the reporting month.
  • The volume of oil production at Kashagan amounted to 11.5 million tons, that is, in January-September of this year, the plan was fulfilled by 100%.
  • The index of Karachaganak amounted to 9 million tons, which corresponds to 102.2% to the plan for 9 months of this year.

For 9 months of this year, 52.2 million tons of oil were exported, that is, the plan for the reporting period was fulfilled by 100%.

During the reporting period, 41.6 billion cubic meters of gas were produced, or 99% of the plan for January-September of this year.

The domestic consumption of commercial gas reached 11.1 billion cubic meters, which corresponds to 100% of the plan for 9 months.

The volume of gas shipped for export amounted to 10.3 bcm, which is 78.6% of the plan for the reporting period.

According to the results of January-September 2020, 11.5 million tons of oil were produced, which is 98.1% of the plan for January-September, including:

  • For motor gasoline, the indicator reached 3.24 million tons, i.e., to the plan for 9 months current year 101.4%;
  • The volume of diesel fuel produced amounted to 3.41 million tons, which is 99.1% of the plan for the reporting period.
  • For aviation fuel, the indicator is 308 thousand tons, which corresponds to 82.1% of the plan for 9 months of this year.
  • Fuel oil production amounted to 1.45 million tons, which exceeds the plan for January-September and is 100.9%.
  • Bitumen production in January-September 2020 reached 813 thousand tons, i.e. 104.7% to the plan of the reporting month.

Today the domestic market is fully supplied with petroleum products produced in the country.

“If we talk about oil and gas chemical products, then its volume reached 275.2 thousand tons, which exceeds the plan for 9 months of this year and is 115.4%,” Nogayev said.

During the reporting period, 77.3 billion kWh of electricity was produced, the plan for 9 months of this year was 100% fulfilled. It is noted that the production of electricity is directly related to the volume of energy consumption. During the reporting period, no major emergencies were registered.

For 9 months, 15,049 tons of uranium were mined, which corresponds to 101.5% of the plan for the reporting period.

In conclusion, Nogayev noted that in order to achieve the main indicators, the Ministry of Energy will create all the necessary conditions.

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