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Astana, Kazakhstan • 09 April, 2024 | 17:29

Kazakhstan Boosts Cathode Copper Exports to Turkiye, China

The main importers of Kazakh products are China, which accounts for 63% of all exports, Turkiye (31%), and Latvia (4%)

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In January, Kazakhstan’s copper cathode exports increased by 42.9%, rising from 29,186 tons to 41,705 tons, QazMonitor reports citing the press service of QazIndustry.

Key figures: The Development Directorate of Mining and Metals Sector and Chemistry of the export center highlights a significant surge in demand for Kazakh exports in Turkiye, with the amount doubling from 6,645 to 13,043 tons, and China showing a 63.7% increase, rising from 16,331 to 26,737 tons of exports.

  • Among the main importers, China accounts for 63% share of all exports, Turkiye for 31%, and Latvia for 4%

  • The leading producers of cathode copper in Kazakhstan include Kazakhmys Smelting headquartered in Zhezkazgan, Kazzinc in Oskemen, and Kounrad Copper Company in Balkhash city

What is copper cathode: The material is used to manufacture various copper products. Copper cathode is a high-quality product obtained through raw copper refining. It is widely used to produce copper wire, tubes, and other products.

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