Oct 15, 2012 (Dow Jones) --Following growing demand from the global market, Kazakhstan increased its silver output in the Jan. to Sept. period by nearly a half compared with the same period a year earlier, said the state statistics committee Monday.
Copper and gold output also increased due to rising demand while zinc output was slightly down.
Kazakhstan's silver output was 710,390 tons, 47.7% more than a year ago, according to the figures.
Kazakhstan produced 270,099 metric tons of copper in January-September, 8.6% more than in the corresponding period last year. Gold output for the same period was 29.214 tons, 5.3% more than a year earlier.
Zinc output during the period fell by 0.3% on the year to 238,355 tons.