Kazakhstan ups gold production by 10.1 percent in Jan. –Aug.

Business Materials 16 September 2014 14:29 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 16

By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan increased gold production by 10.1 percent in January-August 2014 compared to the same period of 2013, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported on Sept. 16 with reference to the Statistics Committee under Kazakh National Economy Ministry.

The country produced 30.432 metric tons of raw, semi-finished gold and gold in powder during the reporting period.
Refined gold production hit 17.074 metric tons (16.6 percent increase) in Jan.- Aug. 2014.

Meanwhile raw, semi-finished silver, and silver in power production decreased by 8.9 percent to 588.2 metric tons. Refined silver production amounted to 584 metric tons (9 percent decrease) in this period.

Refined, raw and unalloyed copper production in January-Aug. decreased by 26.9 percent to 184,700 metric tons, raw zinc production increased by 2.1 percent to 216,200 metric tons, raw lead production increased by 40.9 percent to 83,400 metric tons.