List of companies of Kazakhstan

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Location of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a transcontinental country in northern Central Asia[1][2] and Eastern Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi).[1][3] Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources.[4]

Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The current President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been leader of the country since then, and is characterised as authoritarian, with a government history of human rights abuses and suppression of political opposition.[4] Kazakhstan has worked to develop its economy, especially its dominant hydrocarbon industry.[4]

For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Kazakhstan".

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Air Astana Consumer services Airlines Almaty 2001 Flag carrier airline
Berkut Air Consumer services Airlines Astana 2000 Charter airline
Bogatyr Access Komir Basic materials Coal Ekibastuz 1913 Coal mining
BTA Bank Financials Banks Almaty 1991 Bank
Ekibastuz GRES-2 Power Station Utilities Conventional electricity Ekibastuz 1987 Coal
Eurasian Bank Financials Banks Almaty 2015 Bank
Euro-Asia Air Consumer services Airlines Atyrau 1997 Airline
Halyk Bank Financials Banks Almaty 1923 Commercial bank
KazakhGold Basic materials Gold mining Stepnogorsk 2005 Gold mining
Kazakhmys Basic materials Nonferrous metals Almaty 1992 Copper mining
Kazatomprom Utilities Conventional electricity Astana 1997 State-owned nuclear power
Kazkommertsbank Financials Banks Almaty 1990 Private bank
KazMunaiGas Exploration Production Oil & gas Exploration & production Astana 2004 Oil and gas exploration
KazMunayGas Oil & gas Exploration & production Astana 2002 State-owned oil and gas
KazTransOil Oil & gas Pipelines Astana 1997 Oil transport
Kazzinc Basic materials Nonferrous metals Oskemen 1997 Mining
KEGOC Utilities Conventional electricity Astana 1997 Power grid
SCAT Consumer services Airlines Shymkent 1997 Airline
Semeyavia Consumer services Airlines Semey 1991 Airline, defunct 2013
Tengizchevroil Oil & gas Exploration & production Atyrau 1993 Joint-venture oil (ExxonMobil, Chevron, KazMunayGas, LukArco)
Vostochny Coal Mine Basic materials Coal Ekibastuz 1985 Coal mining
Zamanbank Financials Banks Almaty 1991 Regional bank

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kazakhstan. CIA World Factbook.
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Kazakhstan: Introduction. Retrieved: 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan (ASRK). 2005. Main Demographic Indicators". Stat.kz. Archived from the original on 14 March 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Zarakhovich, Yuri (27 September 2006). "Kazakhstan Comes on Strong". Time. Retrieved 13 December 2015.