Kazakhstan ups iron ore production in January-February
Azerbaijan, Baku, March. 14 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan produced 7.784 million tones of iron ore in January-February 2012 (a 0.1-percent increase compared to the same period of 2012), Novosti-Kazakhstan reported with reference to the Kazakh Statistics Agency.
Copper ore production hit 5.399 million tons (a 7.1-percent increase), copper and zinc ores production made up 825,500 tons (a 20.9-percent increase), while lead and zinc ore production reached 1.323 million tons (a 12.6-percent increase) in Kazakhstan in January-February compared to the same period of 2012.
Meanwhile, crude steel production decreased by 23.7 percent in Kazakhstan during the reporting period and hit 660,662 tons.
According to the Agency, Kazakhstan produced 276,784 tons of ferroalloys (a 1.1-percent increase compared to January-February 2011), 562,574 tons of flat rolled steel (a 10-percent increase), 122,704 tones of galvanized steel (a 20.2-percent increase) and 21,913 tons of tin and sheet tinned steel (a 39.9-percent decrease) in January-February 2012.
Coal production, including coal concentrate increased by 3.3 percent up to 21.752 million tons during the reporting period.
Moreover, Kazakhstan produced 17.478 billion kWh of electricity in January-February 2012 (a 7.9 percent more than the same period of 2011).