In 2017 Kazakhstan mined 242.7 billion tenge worth of iron ore, up by 25.9% YoY.
Kostanay region accounted for over 88% of the total volume (214.4 billion tenge, up by 23.4%), Karaganda region – 10.3% and Akmola region – 1.1%.
ArcelorMittal Temirtau (Orken LLC) operates in the main “iron ore” regions – it is the largest miner there.
In Kostanay region an ERG company also operates – Sokolovsko-Sarbansky Mining and Processing Works. In Karaganda region – Metallterminalservice LLC (at the Shoiyntas deposits) and Baby Mining LLC (Bapy deposits).
Export of iron ore and concentrate increased by 12.5% volume-wise and by 31% cost-wise. (Ukrainian metal)