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In April 2024, Kazakhstan significantly boosted the production of various non-ferrous metals. The country extracted 13.84 million tons of copper ore and 57,000 tons of copper-zinc ore during the month. These figures represent an increase of nearly 7% and 3% respectively compared to the previous year.

Between January and April, miners extracted 52.16 million tons of copper ore, an 8.2% rise from 2023 levels, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics. In April alone, Kazakh companies produced 39,520 tons of unprocessed copper, up 8.4% year-on-year. Overall, nearly 160,000 tons of this metal were produced in the first four months of 2024, marking a 13.2% increase.

The extraction of gold-bearing ores also showed positive growth in April. A total of 2.93 million tons were extracted, a slight increase of 1.3% from the previous year. The production of gold-bearing concentrates surged by 53.2% year-on-year, reaching approximately 34,000 tons. Additionally, the production of refined gold increased by 1.3 tons in April, nearly hitting the 6.5-ton mark, which is a 25.8% rise.