Kazakhstan increases copper ore mining by 8%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Last year, mining of copper ore in Kazakhstan amounted to 103.2 million tons, which is 8.2 percent more than in the same period of 2017, Trend reports citing EnergyProm.kz.
At the same time, mining of copper concentrates amounted to 12.9 million tons (15.7 percent up), copper-zinc ore – 4.8 million tons (4.2 percent down), and copper in concentrate – 580,600 tons (15.5 percent up).
The main miners of copper ore are the East Kazakhstan (37 percent of the total mining in Kazakhstan), Pavlodar (30 percent) and Karaganda (28 percent) regions.
In addition, production of refined copper and copper alloys in 2018 amounted to 442,600 tons, 3 percent up. The leading regions are Karaganda (76 percent of the total production in the country) and East Kazakhstan (21 percent).
In the first 11 months of 2018, exports of refined copper and copper alloys in physical terms decreased by 4.2 percent, but increased by 5.1 percent in money.
The main importers of Kazakhstan’s copper are China, the UAE and the UK.
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