EghtesadOnline: Major Iranian lead and zinc producers extracted 815,177 tons of ores in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Nov. 21), which indicates a 32% rise in production compared with last year’s corresponding period, the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization’s latest report showed.
Angouran Lead and Zinc Complex accounted for 771,090 tons and Nakhlak Lead and Zinc Plant for 44,088 tons of the total output to register a 30% and 84% growth respectively year-on-year.
The two producers extracted an aggregate of 928,932 tons of ore in the last fiscal year (March 2017-18).
Lead and zinc ore extractions during the eighth month (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) amounted to 65,370 tons, down 9% compared with last year’s same month. Angouran had a share of 57,955 tons, down 14% YOY. Nakhlak extracted 7,415 tons, up 84% YOY, according to Financial Tribune.