The heart of the national iron ore infrastructure lies in the megnetite and sedimentary deposits of the brown iron ores of the northern Kazakhstan, amounting to billions of tons of total volume. Manganese ore is provided mainly by the complex
Ferrous metal industry of Kazakhstan is focused on meeting the demands of the Kazakhstani metallurgic companies, as well as the needs of Russia and China, where the excess production is exported to.
There are challenges in improving the quality in development of the uniquely rich deposits of brown ore, but they are being gradually resolved. Prospects of further development are contingent upon involving backup fields and enhancing production capacities of the mining companies.