Lead and Zinc
Major Iranian lead and zinc producers extracted a total of 664,176 tons of ores during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21) to register a decline of 18.52% compared with last year’s corresponding period, the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization’s latest report shows.
Angouran Lead and Zinc Complex accounted for 617,815 tons to register a 20% decline year-on-year, while Nakhlak Lead and Zinc Plant accounted for 46,361 tons of the total output, indicating a 5% increase YOY.
The two producers extracted an aggregate of 1.09 million tons of ores in the last fiscal year (ended March 21).
Lead, zinc ore extractions during the month to Nov. 21 amounted to 78,945 tons, up 20.77% YOY. Angouran's output stood at 73,700 tons, up 27% YOY. Nakhlak extracted 5,245 tons, down 29% YOY.