Metallurgical coke production reached 2,897 kt in 2015 in Kazakhstan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.59 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, metallurgical coke production in Kazakhstan reached an all time high of 3,915 kt in 1999 and an all time low of 827 kt in 1993. When compared to Kazakhstan's main peers, metallurgical coke production in China amounted to 494,083 kt and 44,469 kt in Russia in 2015.
Kazakhstan has been ranked 16th within the group of 41 countries we follow in terms of metallurgical coke production, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Metallurgical coke is a solid carbonaceous residue derived from low-ash, low-sulphur bituminous coal from which the volatile constituents are driven off by baking in an oven without oxygen at temperatures as high as 1,000.