Our location in Kazakhstan means we are ideally positioned to benefit from the growth opportunities of Central Asia, serving some of the world's largest and fastest growing markets. Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources, has excellent transport links and attracts substantial foreign investment, providing us with every opportunity to grow our business and operations.
Working within a promising economy
Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world by area and the second-largest country in the former Soviet Union. Since 1991, structural reforms have advanced its economy. This has led to stable year-on-year growth and over $200 billion of foreign direct investment since 1993. Kazakhstan was the first former Soviet Union country to obtain an investment-grade credit rating.
KAZ Minerals in Kazakhstan
Under its former corporate structure as Kazakhmys until 31 October 2014, KAZ Minerals has a long history of operational activity and project development in Kazakhstan, dating back to the founding of the original company in the 1930s. Now, with around 13,000 employees and ramping up two of the largest and most important copper projects currently operating in Kazakhstan, KAZ Minerals is one of the most important and influential high growth companies in the country. We will continue to contribute to the economic and industrial development of Kazakhstan in the future as we bring our new projects into operation.