Kazakh Metallurgical Company preserves aluminum production rate

Business Materials 10 May 2012 13:44 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10/ Trend E. Kosolapova/

Kazakh metallurgy group Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation PLC (ENRC) preserved aluminum production at 62,000 tons level in the first quarter of 2012, the company reported on Thursday. In the same period of 2011 the company also produced 62,000 tons of aluminum.

ENRC ferroalloy production decreased by 4.2 percent to 431,000 tons, ferrochrome production decreased by 7.4 percent to 325,000 tons, alumina production decreased by 18.3 percent to 330,000 tons.

Iron ore extraction decreased by 4.8 percent to 10.204 million tons in the reporting period, chrome ore extraction decreased by 10.6 percent to 1.081 million tons, manganese ore extraction increased by 3.7 percent to 618,000 tons.

Moreover, ENRC extracted 429,000 tons of copper ore in January-March 2012 (7.8 percent increase compared to the same period of 2011) and 338,000 tons of cobalt ore (37.4 percent compared to the same period of 2011)

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation is one of the leading diversified natural resources groups with integrated mining, processing, energy, logistical and marketing operations. ENRC production assets are largely located in Kazakhstan. Moreover the company operates in China, Russia, Brazil and Africa (the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa). ENRC is the world's largest producer of ferrochrome on a chrome content basis and one of the world's significant iron ore and alumina producers.