Kazakhstan's Karaganda region increases medicine production by almost half (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 22
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
The Karaganda region of Kazakhstan produced 39.07 million tons of coal in 2018, which is 6.5 percent more compared to 2017, the region’s Economy Department told Trend.
In general, the economy of the region is based on the mining and manufacturing industries.
The mining industry of the Karaganda region includes the mining of coal, metal and iron ores, as well as ores of non-ferrous metals.
In particular, last year the region produced 13.56 million tons of iron ore (3.7 percent down compared to 2017), and 29 million tons of copper ore (6 percent up).
The manufacturing industry of the Karaganda region includes the production of cast iron, steel, rolled products, refined copper, gold, silver, medicines, cement, building metal structures, rubber and plastic pipes, sausages, dairy and bread products, etc.
In 2018, the region produced 3.15 million tons of cast iron (16.4 percent down), 3.31 million tons of steel (18.3 percent down), 2.54 million tons of flat-rolled products (10.9 percent down) and 336,400 tons of refined copper (0.002 percent up).
Moreover, 8,821 kilograms of fine gold (11.7 percent up), 322,070 kilograms of fine silver (10.4 percent down), 2,545 kilograms of medicines (43.4 percent up), 1.72 million tons of cement (4.2 percent up), 17,600 tons of building metal structures (2.3 percent up), 168.6 tons of rubber pipes (41.1 percent up), and 40,584.4 tons of plastic pipes (12.1 percent down) were produced in the Karaganda region in 2018.
As for food products, the region produced 5,249 tons of sausages and similar meat products (15.5 percent up), 59,500 tons of margarine (11.6 percent up), 11,100 tons of milk and cream (13.3 percent down) and 396 tons of butter (46.1 percent up).
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