The volume of raw and unrefined sulfur output amounted to 2.5 million tons in Kazakhstan from January through August 2022, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee.
The output resulted in a 3.4-percent increase in comparison to the same period of 2021. This volume also includes sulfur extraction volumes.
In turn, the volume of sulfur output in August 2022 stood at 191,100 tons, which is 33.5 percent less than in August 2021.
The report also said that marble and limestone stone production amounted to 476,000 million tons over eight months of 2022, which compared with the same period last year, is an increase of 70.4 percent.
In turn, marble and limestone production in August amounted to 45,500 cubic meters, which is 13.5 percent more compared to August 2021.
The production of granite, sandstone, and stone for monuments amounted to 3.7 million cubic meters from January through August 2022 and 565,600 cubic meters in August alone, which is 15.7 percent less and 20.9 percent less than during the same period of last year.
Production of chalk and non-calcined dolomite amounted to 888,000 tons over eight months of 2022 and 100,400 tons in August 2022, which is 33.3 percent less and 39.6 percent less than during the same period of last year.
The committee said that asbestos production amounted to 158,400 tons over eight months of 2022 (a decrease of 4.5 percent), while the production of salt, sodium chloride, and sea salt amounted to 977,279 tons, which is 19.1 percent more than during the same period of last year.