Kazakhstan reports 16% rise in gold production
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Production of gold and silver has risen by 16% and 1%, respectively in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites energyprom.kz.
The country has also reported increase in production of aluminum, copper and lead, thus, the production of the base precious and non-ferrous metals has amounted for 2.4 trillion tenge in 8 months of 2020.
It is said that more than half of the total production of the base precious and non-ferrous metals in the country falls on two regions: East Kazakhstan region (576.4 billion tenge) with a 3.8% rise and Karaganda region (562.3 billion tenge) with a 13.4% rise compared to January-July of 2019.
In January-August this year, unwrought aluminum and aluminum oxide production in physical term totaled over 1.1 million tons, 0.5% up than in the previous year.
Refined raw copper output stands at 327.3 thousand tons.
Production of gold in unwrought or other semi-manufactured forms as well as powder gold has amounted for 73 tons, an 11.3% rise. Of that, refined gold production has totaled 41.4 tons, rising by 15.5%.
Unwrought and semi-manufactured silver production stands at 661.9 tons, including 653.8 tons of refined silver.