India mineral output slumps 14.5% in April

The Economic Times reports Indian mineral production declined 14.52 percent in April compared to the preceding month due to sharp drop in the output of coal, bauxite and copper, official data showed Monday.

Coal production slumped 32.81 percent at 407 lakh tonnes and production of bauxite fell 18.23 percent at 1,041 thousand tonnes in the reporting month, according to data released by the ministry of mines.

Production of lead concentrate fell 18.34 percent, magnestie 12.87 percent, copper concentrate 8.56 percent and zinc concentrate 7.86 percent.

Mining of gold dropped 1.17 percent while the output of diamond remained unchanged at nine carat.

The Economic Times reports:

Production of lead concentrate fell 18.34 percent, magnesite 12.87 percent, copper concentrate 8.56 percent and zinc concentrate 7.86 percent.

Mining of gold dropped 1.17 percent while the output of diamond remained unchanged at nine carat.

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