Kazakh Metallurgical Corporation slightly decreases copper production in first half of 2012
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakh Metallurgical Corporation Kazakhmys decreased copper in concentrate production to 148,400 tons in the first half of 2012 compared to 153,300 tons produced in the same period of 2011, the company reported on Thursday.
Copper cathode equivalent production in the reporting period amounted to 136,100 tons compared to 153,100 tons in January-June 2011.
The company's zinc in concentrate production decreased from 75,600 tons in the first half of 2011 to 71,600 tons in January-June 2012.
Gold production decreased to 52,600 oz in the reporting period compared to 69,900 oz in the same period of 2011. Silver production amounted to 5.639 million compared to 6.773 million in the first half of 2011.
Kazakhmys is a leading international natural resources group with significant interests in copper, gold, zinc, silver and power generation. It is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan and one of the top worldwide with seventeen operating mines, ten concentrators and two copper smelters.