Mineral production index increased by 23% in June 2021

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Mineral production index for June 2021 increased by 23%

The mineral production index for June 2021 grew 23% compared to the corresponding period of 2020, as it stood at 105.5, according to data released by the Ministry of Mines.

The cumulative growth for the period April-June 2021 compared to the corresponding period last year was also 27%.

Some of the important minerals that showed good growth in June 2021 compared to June 2020 were 130% chromite, 121% magnesite, and 82.2% iron ore.

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According to June 2021 Mineral Production Index data, the production levels of some important minerals were 510 lakh tons for coal, limestone at 330 lakh tons, iron ore at 224 lakh tons, lignite at 34 lakh tons and oil (crude) 25 lakh tons, among others.

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