Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

BRI in Central Asia: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Extraction and Processing Projects

Published: 3 Jul 2019

Mineral resources is the sector that receives most Chinese investment in Central Asia. China and its Central Asian partners pursue both strategic and commercial goals by promoting projects in the minerals sector. Kazakhstan hosts the largest number of projects and receives the largest amount of Chinese investment. The second largest recipient of financing is Turkmenistan, where several big projects are implemented.