Kazakhstan’s Jan-july Copper, Steel Output Up, Zinc Down

Kazakhstan's Jan-july Copper, Steel Output Up, Zinc Down

ALMATY, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s January-July refined copper output rose 5.7 percent year on year and crude steel output jumped 10.1 percent, while refined zinc production slipped 0.9 percent, Statistics Committee data showed on Tuesday.

London-listed copper miner KAZ Minerals and Glencore’s Kazzinc account for a large part of Kazakhstan’s metals production.

ArcelorMittal owns the country’s only major steel plant in Temirtau.

The Statistics Committee provided the following data on Kazakhstan’s non-ferrous, steel and precious metals output in its latest monthly bulletin:

July     June     Jan-July
 REFINED COPPER (tonnes)    35,305   36,995    246,528
 mth/mth pct change           -4.6      2.6        ---
 yr/yr pct change              7.1      8.6        5.7
 REFINED ZINC (T)           26,795   21,365    188,532
 mth/mth pct change           25.4      0.9        ---
 yr/yr pct change             -3.3    -20.2       -0.9
 ZINC CONCENTRATE (T)       27,600   27,700    177,400
 mth/mth pct change           -0.4     77.6        ---
 yr/yr pct change              1.1      4.9        1.3
 ALUMINA AND UNWROUGHT     150,438  145,037  1,026,677
 ALUMINIUM (T)                               
 mth/mth pct change            3.7     -3.3        ---
 yr/yr pct change              2.0     -5.6        0.8
 BAUXITE (T)               427,400  427,100  2,861,000
 mth/mth pct change            0.1      1.7        ---
 yr/yr pct change              5.4      8.8        2.7
 FERRO-ALLOYS (T)          162,740  153,524  1,146,290
 mth/mth pct change            6.0    -11.6        ---
 yr/yr pct change              3.4     10.1       11.8
 CRUDE STEEL (T)           425,735  392,357  2,687,520
 mth/mth pct change            8.5      2.2        ---
 yr/yr pct change             12.4      7.7       10.1
 LEAD CONCENTRATE (T)         11.1     11.2       64.5
 mth/mth pct change           -0.9      4.7        ---
 yr/yr pct change             60.9     55.6       71.1
 REFINED LEAD (T)           13,078   12,123     86,738
 mth/mth pct change            7.9     -4.6        ---
 yr/yr pct change             12.4      8.1        8.4
 REFINED GOLD (kg)           3,634    3,955     24,756
 mth/mth pct change           -8.1     17.4        ---
 yr/yr pct change              9.1      3.7       21.1
 REFINED SILVER (kg)        88,871   96,832    626,690
 mth/mth pct change           -8.2     13.5        ---
 yr/yr pct change             -8.6    -14.6      -13.1

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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