Mineral Production during June 2014

27/08/2014 … The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of June (new Series 2004-05=100) 2014 at 121.5, was 4.3% higher as compared to June 2013..The cumulative growth for the period April- June 2014-15 over the corresponding period of previous year stands at (+) 3.2%.

 The total value of mineral prduction (excluding atomic & minor minerals) in the country during June 2014 was Rs. 17615 crore. The contribution of : coal was the highest at Rs. 5882 crore (33%). Next in the order of importance were: petroleum (crude) Rs. 5706 crore, iron ore Rs. 2360 crore, natural gas (utilized) Rs. 1809 crore, lignite Rs. 490 crore and limestone Rs. 403 crore. These six minerals together contributed about 95% of the total value of mineral production in June 2014.

 Production level of important minerals in June 2014 were: coal 441 lakh tonnes, lignite 43 lakh tonnes, natural gas (utilized) 2826 million cu. m., petroleum (crude) 31 lakh tonnes, bauxite 1780 thousand tonnes, chromite 241 thousand tonnes, copper conc. 9 thousand tonnes, gold 131 kg., iron ore 117 lakh tonnes, lead conc. 15 thousand tonnes, manganese ore 224 thousand tonnes, zinc conc. 102 thousand tonnes, apatite & phosphorite 151 thousand tonnes, dolomite 605 thousand tonnes, limestone 238 lakh tonnes, magnesite 22 thousand tonnes and diamond 3916 carat.

 The production of important minerals showing positive growth during June 2014 over June 2013 include ‘apatite & phosphorite’ (144.7%), ‘diamond’ (43.2%), ‘magnesite’ (25.2%), ‘manganese ore’(21.7%), ‘lignite’(14.6%), ‘coal’ (9.7%), ‘dolomite’ (8.4%), ‘iron ore’(7.7%), ‘limestone’ (5.9%), ‘bauxite’ and ‘gold’ (5.7%) each and ‘petroleum (crude)’ (0.1%).The production of other important minerals showing negative growth are: ‘chromite’ [(-) 0.7%], ‘natural gas (utilized)’ [(-) 1.5%], ‘lead conc.’ [(-) 19.3%], ‘zinc conc.’ [(-) 22.8%] and ‘copper conc.’ [(-) 23.5%].

 

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