Today Almaty is the largest economic center of Kazakhstan. Being the largest and most developed megacity of the Central Asian region, Almaty was formed as a center of representation of international organizations, financial institutions and major companies. Significant potential for international cooperation is opening up within the framework of the Eurasian economic Union and the world trade organization.

GRP of Almaty for 2019 amounted to 5 358.7 billion tenge (the share of GRP of the region in the GRP of Kazakhstan was 19.2%). Among the regions of Kazakhstan in terms of GRP Almaty is on the 2nd place.

Main branches of economy


Dry port SEZ "Khorgos-East gate"

Transnational corridor "Western Europe-Western China"

Entering the market of international retailers

Sales growth and the emergence of new

types of trade enterprises

The city has 131 shopping centers and houses, 29 large retail chains


There Are 867 travel agencies

160 hotels, 16 museums, 16 theatres, 25 cinemas, two variety theatres

Many historical and cultural monuments, one reserve and four national parks in the vicinity of the city

10 theme parks, 12 of the Spa facilities and much more

4 world heritage of UNESCO in Almaty and Almaty region (the Tamgaly petroglyphs, ancient settlements of Kayalyk, karamergen and Talhiz)

Almaty was included in the UNESCO network of creative cities

Every 2nd foreign guest of Kazakhstan visits Almaty

New information technologies and software tools are used in the sphere of hotel and restaurant business

Growth rates of economic sectors

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(January-October 2020 to January-October 2019,%)


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Despite the fact that Almaty does not have a resource base, this region is a major center for the development of industry and trade. According to statistical data, 124,280 enterprises are registered in the city, including 561 large and 1,165 medium-sized, 122,554 small. For more information, see the Markets section.

In January-October 2020, the city of Almaty produced industrial products (including the household sector) at current prices for 826.4 billion tenge, which compared to the level of January-October 2019 was 104.3%. in the manufacturing industry, products were produced for 670.4 billion tenge, the physical volume index compared to January-October 2019 was 105.3%. Growth in industrial production is observed in the production of beverages, paper and paper products, basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceuticals, and other non-metallic mineral products.In the supply of electricity, gas, steam, hot water and air-conditioned air, the volume of industrial products and services rendered amounted to 138.5 billion tenge, or 16.8% of the city's production volume. The index of physical volume compared to the level of January-October 2019 was 105%. During the reporting period, 2461.2 million kW were generated for the needs of the city. hours of electricity, which compared to the level of January-October 2019 was 100.2%; respectively, 5966.1 thousand. Gcal (110.3%) of heat energy was released; 199.9 million cubic meters (94.7%) of natural water was extracted and distributed.

Structure of industrial production in Almaty by type of economic activity in January-October 2020

Type of activity

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

Production volume Index, in %

Manufacturing industry

670 428 954


Beverage production

54 024 685


Light industry

9 687 181

5.6 ECE

Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

9 180 979


Production of basic pharmaceutical products

23 072 703


Production of rubber and plastic products

24 534 044


Production of other non-metallic mineral products

47 115 962


Metallurgical production

85 371 192


Production of finished metal products, except machinery and equipment

22 626 412


Mechanical engineering

126 649 445


Furniture production

11 730 771


Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning

138 509 420


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

17 441 311



In 2019, the specified acreage of agricultural crops in the city as a whole was 495.1 hectares, which is 1.4% less than in the previous year. The harvested area of cereals (including rice) and legumes was 98.8 hectares, open-ground vegetables-202.3 hectares, potatoes-108.3 hectares. The gross harvest of cereals (including rice) and legumes in weight after refinement decreased by 30.9% compared to the level of 2018 and amounted to 1802 quintals. The gross harvest of potatoes increased by 17.1% and amounted to 16766.6 quintals, vegetables-by 1.3% and 124955.8 quintals. Compared to the level of 2018, the yield of cereals (including rice) and legumes in weight after processing increased by 48.2% and amounted to 18.2 C/ha.

Gross output of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in January-October 2020 (**million tenge)

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

From it:


from it:

crop production

animal husbandry

7 355,40

6 842,70

6 215,90


Gross output of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in January-October 2020 in the city of Almaty amounted to 7.3 billion tenge, Gross output of agricultural products amounted to 6.8 billion, of which 6.2 billion tenge was in crop production, 6.2 million tenge was in animal husbandry

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