China increased import of calcined petroleum coke (CPC) from Kazakhstan to 7.700 tons in May compared with 1.960 tons In April and absence of such supplies earlier this year, Chinese Customs Authority statistics says.
Kazakhstan’s green petcoke imports remain stable in Mach – May at level slightly below 27.000 tons.
Kazakh petcoke imports to China, Mt
Kazakhstan has three refineries but only one in Atyrau has integrated calcined unit. Atyrau calcined petroleum coke is being supplied to Russia.
Pavlodar refinery does not have calcined unit but has new calciner build in the same city.
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Kazakhstan does not import green petcoke, but the country is buying calcined petroleum coke from Russia for its aluminum production, located near Pavlodar.
Russia and China are main consumers of Kazakhstan’s petcoke. Last year 51.523 tons of green petcoke from Kazakhstan was supplied to Russia, while 93,992 tons was supplied to China. Till 2017 calcined petcoke had been supplied only to Russia – 2.403 tons in 2016.
Kazakhstan is an important supplier of anode grade petcoke for aluminum smelters, located in Xinjaing region, China.
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