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Kazakhstan reports decrease in raw sulfur production volume

Business Materials 21 January 2021 12:19
Kazakhstan reports decrease in raw sulfur production volume

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.21

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

The volume of raw and unrefined sulfur output amounted to 3.8 million tons in Kazakhstan over 2020, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee.

The data said that this is a 3.9 percent decrease in comparison to 2019. This volume also includes sulfur extraction volumes.

In turn, the volume of sulfur output in Dec. 2020 stood at 338,400 tons, which is 6.3 percent less than in Dec. 2019.

The report also said that marble and limestone stone production amounted to 714,000 million tons over 2020, which compared with the same period last year, is an increase of 21.5 percent.

In turn, marble and limestone production in Dec. amounted to 45,900 cubic meters, which is 37.5 percent less compared to Dec. 2019.

The production of granite, sandstone, and stone for monuments amounted to 6.7 million cubic meters in 2020 and 630,600 cubic meters in December alone, which is respectively 12.6 percent less and 22.1 percent more than during the same period of last year.

Production of chalk and non-calcined dolomite amounted to 1.8 million tons over 2020 and 142,700 tons in Dec. 2020, which is 0.6 percent more and 13.3 percent less than during the same period of last year.

The committee said that asbestos production amounted to 227,400 tons over 2020 (an increase of 7.9 percent), while the production of salt, sodium chloride, and sea salt amounted to 1.1 million tons, which is 6.6 percent more than during the same period of last year.

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