India’s Hindustan Zinc’s (HZL) integrated metals production climbed 17pc to 236,000mt in Q1 FY’22 (period ended June 30, 2021). Refined zinc output was 188,000mt, up 20pc from the prior-year quarter while refined lead production jumped 9pc to 48,000mt during the same timeframe.
When compared to Q4 FY21, mined metal production sunk 23pc, primarily due to lower ore production at Sindesar Khurd and Rampura Agucha (Ram) following a COVID-19-induced workforce reduction.
Total mined metal production was up 9pc to 221,000mt in Q1 from the previous year because of higher ore output at Ram and Zawar mines. A reduction in overall metal grades partially offset the increase, said Hindustan Zinc (HZL) in its regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Jul 13.