Iran registered an increase of 2pc in its lead and zinc ore extraction in the first three months of the fiscal year (March 20-June 20, 2020) compared to previous year. Lead and Zinc manufacturers extracted 211,304mt ores in this period, according to local media reports.
Latest data from Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) stated that three lead and zinc plants, including Angouran Lead and Zinc Complex and Nakhlak Lead-Zinc Plant, extracted a total of 89,981mt ore, up by 14pc.
In the fiscal year ending March 19, 2020, the two manufacturers had extracted a total of 977,343mt of ores.
Angouran Lead and Zinc Complex showed a growth rate of 1pc with an out195,860mt in comparison to the prior-year period. Naklak produced 15,444mtt, indicating a rise by 7pc.
Iran is the fourth-largest producer of zinc and fifth largest producer of lead in Asia after China, Kazakhstan, and India.