Kazakhstan’s industrial production grew 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012 from a year earlier, the state statistics agency said.
Oil output dropped 1.1 percent to 20.1 million metric tons, the agency said in an e-mailed statement today. Production of copper advanced 1.3 percent to 82,900 tons, according to the report.
Rolled-steel output climbed 6 percent to 800,000 tons in the period, while ferroalloys rose 0.7 percent to 400,000 tons, the agency said.
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