Construction and manufacturing remain the main growth drivers. According to the Bureau of National Statistics of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the growth in the production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers was at a rate of 20.4%. The industry's share in mechanical engineering is 31.6%.
Moreover, the new projects in the automotive industry and the production of components are planned to be launched: in July 2021, 8 key documents on the implementation of new investment projects in Kazakhstan were signed. Industrial assembly of Lada and Renault cars has begun in Kostanay. The future KamLitKZ plant will expand its range by manufacturing the main gears of the driving axles, the components will be supplied to the conveyor of the Kama Automobile Plant in Russia. Investments in the new project will be about 82 billion tenge.
According to the Association of Kazakhstan AutoBusiness (AKAB), 39 795 units were produced in Kazakhstan for the first six months of 2021 with a total value of over 311.1 billion tenge. Namely, 34 556 cars (+ 24%), 4 253 units of freight transport (+ 42.9%), 537 buses (-23.1%), 340 trailers and semi-trailers and 109 units of other specialized equipment.
For six months, the Kostanay plant "SaryarkaAvtoProm" produced 23,962 units of cars, trucks and buses for 148.2 billion tenge, that shows an increase of 41.6% compared to last year. Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan produced 12,319 passenger cars with a total value of 116.8 billion tenge. Semipalatinsk SemAZ shipped 2,113 units of commercial vehicles (+ 91.2%) for 18.4 billion tenge. In Kokshetau, KAMAZ-Engineering produced 704 trucks (+ 64.1%) for16.3 billion tenge. The Hyundai Trans Auto plant produced 433 units of trucks and buses.
The five most popular brands (including export), whose products are manufactured at enterprises in Kazakhstan: Chevrolet (15 571 units), Hyundai (12 377 units), Kia (4 391 units), JAC (2 668 units) and GAZ (2,062 units). Exports for the first half of 2021 increased by 77%, to 4,387 vehicles for a total amount of over 28.2 billion tenge.