Overall Mineral Production Increases by 7.6% in June, 2023

Overall Mineral Production Increases by 7.6% in June, 2023

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of June, 2023 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 122.3, is 7.6% higher as compared to the level in the month of June, 2022. The cumulative growth for the period April-June, 2023-24 over the corresponding period of previous year is 6.3% percent.


Production level of important minerals in June, 2023 were: Coal 739 lakh tonne, Lignite 33 lakh tonne, Natural gas (utilized) 2845 million cu. m., Petroleum (crude) 24 lakh tonne, Bauxite 1991 thousand tonne, Chromite 399 thousand tonne, Copper conc. 9 thousand tonne, Gold 101 kg, Iron ore 229 lakh tonne, Lead conc. 33 thousand tonne, Manganese ore 303 thousand tonne, Zinc conc. 140 thousand tonne, Limestone 373 lakh tonne, Phosphorite 126 thousand tonne, and Magnesite 10 thousand tonne.


Important minerals showing positive growth during June, 2023 over June, 2022 include: Manganese Ore (27%), Magnesite (21.6%), Gold (18.8%), Chromite (16.6%), Iron Ore (14%), Limestone (10.7%), Coal (9.7%), Lead Conc. (7.6%), Natural gas (U) (3.6%) and Bauxite (1.9%). Other important minerals showing negative growth include: Petroleum(crude) (-0.5%), Zinc Conc.(-1.5%), Copper Conc.(-3.5%), Lignite(-29.6%) and Phosphorite (-33.3%). 



Pavita Jones