Sulfur production increases in Kazakhstan in Aug, 2020
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.18
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
The volume of raw and unrefined sulfur output amounted to 2.5 million tons in Kazakhstan over the period of the first eight months of 2020, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee.
The data said that this is a 1.4 percent decrease in comparison to the same period of 2019. This volume also includes sulfur extraction volumes.
In turn, the volume of sulfur output in Aug. 2020 stood at 317,400 tons, which is 5.7 percent more than in Aug. 2019.
The report also said that marble and limestone stone production amounted to 343,700 million tons over eight months of 2020, which compared with the same period last year, is an increase of 10.7 percent.
In turn, marble and limestone production in Aug. amounted to 57,500 cubic meters, which is an increase of 1.1 percent compared to Aug. 2019.
The production of granite, sandstone, and stone for monuments amounted to 4.2 million cubic meters in eight months and 634,900 cubic meters in August, which is respectively 22 percent and 16.6 percent less than during the same period of last year.
Production of chalk and non-calcined dolomite amounted to 1.2 million tons over eight months and 160,700 tons in Aug. 2020, which is 5.4 percent more and 43.5 percent less than during the same period of last year.
The committee said that asbestos production amounted to 144 tons over eight months (an increase of 5.1 percent), while the production of salt, sodium chloride, and sea salt amounted to 628,154 tons, which is 5.9 percent more than during the same period of last year.
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