Production of gold and silver has risen by 16% and by 1%, respectively in Kazakhstan.
The country has also reported increases in production of aluminum, copper and lead, thus the production of the base precious and non-ferrous metals amounted for 2.4 trillion tenge in 8 months of 2020.
More than half of the total production of the base precious and non-ferrous metals 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. In January-August, unwrought aluminum and aluminum oxide production in physical term totaled over 1.1 million tons, up by 0.5%.
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 to 73 tons, up by 11.3%. 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. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)