Kazakh Jan-Nov copper, zinc output rises
Dec 14. Reuters. ALMATY
Kazakhstan’s refined copper output rose by 3.0 percent year-on-year in January-November 2011, while refined zinc production grew by 0.3 percent, data released on Wednesday by the State Statistics Agency showed.
Refined copper production in January-November 2011 was 308,245 tonnes. Refined zinc output totalled 292,710 tonnes.
Production of alumina and unwrought aluminium rose by 2.7 percent in the first 11 months of the year and bauxite production was up 2.5 percent.
Refined lead production increased by 11.0 percent and crude steel output by 12.5 percent in the same comparison.
London-listed miners Kazakhmys and ENRC, as well as Glencore-controlled Kazzinc, account for a large part of Kazakhstan’s metals output. ArcelorMittal owns the country’s only major steel plant.
The State Statistics Agency provided the following data for Kazakhstan’s non-ferrous, steel and precious metals output in its latest monthly bulletin:
|REFINED COPPER (tonnes)||30,422||29,085||308,245|
|mth/mth pct change||+4.6||+1.2||–|
|yr/yr pct change||+25.6||+27.7||+3.0|
|ZINC CONCENTRATE (T)||25,800||29,000||320,400|
|mth/mth pct change||-11.0||+2.5||–|
|yr/yr pct change||-33.5||-14.2||-11.6|
|REFINED ZINC (T)||26,272||27,367||292,710|
|mth/mth pct change||-4.0||+3.8||–|
|yr/yr pct change||+1.0||+2.3||+0.3|
|UNWROUGHT ALUMINIUM (T)||160,065||165,453||1,707,338|
|mth/mth pct change||-3.3||+3.6||–|
|yr/yr pct change||+3.5||+3.3||+2.7|
|mth/mth pct change||+1.4||+1.1||–|
|yr/yr pct change||+7.5||+3.9||+2.5|
|mth/mth pct change||-5.2||+0.7||–|
|yr/yr pct change||-6.5||-4.2||-1.4|
|CRUDE STEEL (T)||389,823||390,543||4,492,531|
|mth/mth pct change||-0.2||+3.7||–|
|yr/yr pct change||-6 2||-3.3||+12.5|
|LEAD CONCENTRATE (T)||2,600||3,000||31,600|
|mth/mth pct change||-13.3||+20.0||–|
|yr/yr pct change||-27.8||-3.2||-3.7|
|REFINED LEAD (T)||6,904||9,395||104,030|
|mth/mth pct change||-26.5||+0.7||–|
|yr/yr pct change||-27.0||+3.2||+11.0|
|REFINED GOLD (kg)||1,284||1,326||15,073|
|mth/mth pct change||+3.2||+4.3||–|
|yr/yr pct change||+0.9||-13.4||+24.9|
|REFINED SILVER (kg)||54,142||54,666||582,597|
|mth/mth pct change||-1.0||-12.0||–|
|yr/yr pct change||+40.8||-7.8||+17.1|