Economy

Economy

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

Trade

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

Tourism

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

Industry
(January-September 2019, volume of industry, billion tenge and % to the corresponding period of the previous year)

701.1 (105.9%)

Construction
(January-September 2019, & nbsp;volume of construction works, billion tenge and % to the corresponding period of the previous year)

232.6 (103.1%)

Transport
(January-September 2019, gross output, billion tenge and % to the corresponding period of the previous year)

- (110,1%)

Agriculture
(January-September 2019, the volume of gross output of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries billion tenge and % of the corresponding period of the previous year)

5.5 (101.0%)

Trade
(January-September 2019, the volume of services in the industry "Trade", billion tenge and % of the corresponding period of the previous year)

2.5 (111.1%)

Communication
(January-September 2019, volume of communication services, million tenge and % to the corresponding period of the previous year)

14.8 (105.3%)

Source: stat.gov.kz

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, of which 561 are large and 1,165 are medium, 122,554 are small. More information can be found in the "Markets" section.

In January-September 2019, the city of Almaty produced industrial products (including the household sector) at current prices by 701.1 billion tenge, which compared to the level of January-September 2018 amounted to 105.9%. The manufacturing industry produced products worth 546.2 billion tenge, the volume index compared to January-September 2018 amounted to 107%. The growth of industrial production is observed in the production of beverages, basic pharmaceutical products and metallurgical industry. In power supply, gas supply, steam and air conditioning, the volume of manufactured products and services of an industrial nature amounted to 134.4 billion tenge or 19.2% of the city's production. The volume index to the level of January-September 2018 amounted to 104.1%.

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

Type of activity

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

Share of activitiesin the regional volume of industrial production, in %

Manufacturing industry

  • Food Production

546 210 439

159 247 577

77.9

Beverage industry

42 631 047

5.9

Light industry

8 122 947

1.1

Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

6 143 621

0.8

Production of basic pharmaceutical products

14 163 816

2.0

Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

24 202 855

3,4

Production of other non metallic mineral products

39 645 103

5.5

Metallurgical industry

84 656 243

12.0

Manufacture of finished metal products, except machinery and equipment

20 203 385

2.8

Engineering

80 015 013

11.4

Furniture production

8. 894 564

1.1

Power supply, gas supply, steam and air conditioning

134 409 563

20,0

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

20 495 681

2.8

Industry-total

701 115 683

100,0

Source: stat.gov.kz


Gross output of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in January-September 2019 in Almaty as a whole amounted to 6 594.5 million tenge, which is higher than the corresponding period of the previous year by 4.3%.

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

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

from it:

agriculture

from it:

plant growing

farming

6594,5

6594,5

5022,9 (76,16%)

1571.6 (23.84%)

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