- Russia zinc and zinc alloys giant Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant produced 160,002 tonnes of saleable SHG zinc and zinc based alloys last year compared with 160,001 tonnes in 2011.

CZP said 69.5% of metal was supplied to the domestic market.

CZP's affiliated company, Nova Zinc LLC, operator of Akzhal zinc and lead ore mine in Kazakhstan, produced 34,252 tonnes of zinc in zinc concentrate in 2012, which corresponds to production volume for 2011 (34,202 tonnes). Lead in lead concentrate production decreased by 18.8% to 3,586 tonnes (vs. 4,414 tonnes in 2011).

CZP's UK subsidiary, The Brock Metal Co, sold 24,685 tonnes of zinc alloys in 2012, a decrease by 1.8% as compared to 2011 (25,142 tonnes).

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