Kazakhstan significantly increases salt export volume
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
The volume of salt production in Kazakhstan exceeded 260,000 tons in 2019, which is 14.8 percent more than in 2018, Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture.
The local demand for salt was covered by 143 percent, which gave the opportunity for significant increase of export volume.
Thus, some 85,000 tons of salt worth $6.3 million were exported during 11 months of 2019 compared to 3,000 tons worth $102,000 during 11 months of 2018. The largest volume of export accounted for Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
The construction of sodium sulfate and of iodized salt was halted in Kazakhstan’s Jambyl region in 2019 due to the issues with funding.
As also announced in 2019, the launch of the another project on extraction, processing and enrichment of salt in Kazakhstan’s Kyzylorda region has been postponed until further notice.
Industrial manufacturing in the country increased by 4.1 percent in January 2020, compared to the same period of 2019.
Thus, manufacturing of copper ore amounted to 10.7 million tons, which is 26 percent more than in the reporting month of 2019. Production of petrol amounted to 400,000 tons (increase by 12.7 percent).
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