16 May '11, 6am

TABLE-Kazakh Jan-Apr copper, zinc output down

ALMATY , May 16 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's refined copper and zinc production edged down marginally in the first four months of the year, state statistics data released on Monday showed. Refined copper production in January-April 2011 was 109,835 tonnes, down 1.1 percent year-on-year, and refined zinc output totalled 104,645 tonnes, a decline of 0.2 percent versus the same period of 2010. Production of alumina rose 3.1 percent in the first four months of the year and bauxite production was up 2.3 percent. Refined lead and crude steel production both increased by more than 25 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-f...

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