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Askar Mamin notes incomplete work of akimats in increasing pace of economic development

11 September 2018, 11:07
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September 11 at the Government meeting, First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin noted that the country's economic indicators for the eight months of this year significantly decreased compared to the same period in 2017.

Earlier, the Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov reported that economic development is taking place in conditions of increasing risks and volatility in world markets.

"GDP growth for the reporting period was 3.8%. To fulfill the task of GDP growth of 4%, it is necessary to ensure an average monthly growth of 4.2% by the end of this year," Suleimenov said.

According to Askar Mamin, a number of regions have decreased in their economic indicators.

"According to the results of work for eight months, the indicators decreased, the economic indicators changed in August. If we compare the figures for only one month — August, then the indicators decreased in six areas: in Pavlodar region by 90.8%, Zhambyl — by 92.1%, Almaty — by 92.5%, West Kazakhstan — by 92.1 %, North Kazakhstan — by 91% and in Kyzylorda region — by 88.6%," Mamin said.

According to him, only five regions reached 4% or higher production indicators growth in August.

"These are Akmola, Aktobe, Atyrau, East Kazakhstan regions and the city of Shymkent. At the same time, in six months, only six regions have achieved such indicators. These are Akmola, Aktobe, Atyrau, Kostanay, East Kazakhstan and Zhambyl regions," the First Deputy Prime Minister noted.

In conclusion, Mamin said that it is necessary to continue the work on the fulfillment of the task set by the Head of State, to maintain the pace of economic development at the level of not less than 4% by the end of the year. This is a priority. We keep on control.

At the same time, Minister of Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek reported that according to the results of eight months the volume of industrial production amounted to 104.7%, including the mining 104.9%, processing 104.2%. Positive volumes of industrial production are preserved in 13 regions. The indicators decreased in four regions: Kyzylorda by 6.1% (93.9%), Turkestan by 3.4% (96.6%), West Kazakhstan by 2.8% (97.2%) and North Kazakhstan region — by 0.9% (99.1%). According to the minister, in the mining sector the volume of mining of iron ore rose by 7.3%, with a plan of 105.7%.

"The volume of extraction of non-ferrous metal ores amounted to 103%, with a plan of 105%. Not achievement of planned targets is associated with a decrease in production volumes: polymetallic ores by 2%, copper ore at the Bozshakol Mining and Processing Plant in the Pavlodar region, copper-zinc ore by 2% in the Aktobe region, gold-bearing ores by 6% in the Akmola region,” said Kassymbek.

At the same time, there is an increase in production volumes for projects launched this year.

In the manufacturing industry, growth and achievement of annual targets in the sectors are observed: machine building by 13.8%, chemical industry by 9.3%, ferrous metallurgy by 4.8% and furniture production by 5.1%.

"In metallurgy, the production volume at the plan of 104.7% increased by 4.1% due to the failure to achieve the target figure in non-ferrous metallurgy. The volume of production in which amounted to 103.5%, with the plan — 104.7%. This is due to a decrease in the production of copper refined, copper rod and silver affixed to Corporation Kazakhmys LLP in the Karaganda region, and silver by 9% to Kazzinc LLP in the East Kazakhstan region," the Minister for Investments and Development said.

Along with this, there is a decrease in production in the pharmaceutical industry by 2.5%. The decline in the production of building materials by 1.5%.

In light industry, the physical volume index was 101.6% with a plan of 103%. The decline in the production of light industry is observed in the following regions: NKR, EKR, Almaty, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Almaty, Karaganda, Pavlodar, Atyrau regions, whose share is about 50% of the republic's production.

The index of physical volume for construction was 100.8% (plan 103.6%). The decline is observed in two regions: Astana (-21.7%) and Pavlodar region (-3.6%). These regions need to increase the rate of growth of construction work for the implementation of the annual plan.

For housing construction, the volume of investments amounted to 701.6 billion tenge, which is higher than last year's level by 31.2%. According to the results of eight months, 7.7 million m2 of housing was put into operation, which is 111.8% compared to the same period in 2017. The percentage of housing commissioning to the annual plan was 64% (plan 12.1 million m2). A total of 67,055 housing units were leased in the country, including 26,665 individual houses. The increase in the volume of housing construction in comparison with the last year remains in 14 regions of the republic.

Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev, in his turn, reported that in the course of eight months the main indicators of the fuel and energy sector show positive dynamics of growth. The volume of oil and condensate production amounted to about 60 million tons, showing an increase of 5.3% over the corresponding period of 2017, and 3.7% to the plan for eight months of the year. Oil exports amounted to 48.4 million tons of oil, growth by 5.2% compared to the same period last year. The volume of oil refining amounted to 10.43 million tons of oil, showing an increase of 4% by January-August 2017, and above plan by 0.1%.

The volume of production of petroleum products at the three refineries amounted to 7.3 million tons. On the whole, the situation on the oil products market is stable and there is no deficit on fuel and lubricants. As of September 10, Kazakhstan's average price for Ai-92 gasoline is 155.7 tg / l, diesel fuel — 187.15 tg / l. The quantity of fuel residues is enough to cover the demand of the domestic market: the volume of Ai-92 gasoline is 317.3 thousand tons (for 25 days), and diesel fuel — 233,600 tons (for 17 days).

"394,400 tons of petroleum products have been allocated to agricultural producers for autumn-field work. In accordance with the request of the Ministry of Agriculture, the demand for diesel fuel is fully satisfied," Bozumbayev said.

The volume of gas production was 37.2 billion cubic meters. The export of gas was 14.2 billion cubic meters. 2 million tons of liquefied petroleum gas were produced, which is 4.3% more than in the same period in 2017.

According to the Ministry of Energy, the production of petroleum bitumen amounted to 590,500 tons, which is 20% more compared to the same period in 2017. Electricity generation amounted to 71 billion kWh, which is 6.5% more compared to the same period in 2017 The volume of coal production (excluding coal concentrate) amounted to 69.8 million tons (plan 2018 — 107 million tons), showing an increase of 5.3% compared to the same period last year.

The volume of uranium production was about 14,200 tons. The decrease was due to the steadily low price in the world uranium market (for pound: January — $23.3, February $21.76, March — $21.71, April — $20.73 , May — $22.14, June — $23.1, July — $23.35, August — $26.2).

"The fuel and energy industry continues its dynamic development. Achievement of key indicators on constant monitoring and monitoring of the Ministry. The rate of oil production in the IV quarter will be increased," concluded Bozumbayev.


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