Recently published research from Timetric, "Base Metals Mining in India to 2020", is now available at Fast Market Research

[USPRwire, Thu Dec 31 2015] India has significant resources of copper, lead, zinc, coal, nickel, iron ore and gold. At the end of April 2013, the country had 12.2 million tonnes (Mt) of copper, 12Mt of lead and 35.9Mt of zinc metal resources. The country's copper mine production measured an estimated 35,000 tonnes (t) in 2014, while lead mine production measured 112,000t and zinc mine production measured 800,988t. In India, base metals are largely found across the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.

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* According to the Indian Bureau of Mines, India had 12.2 million tonnes (Mt) of total copper metal resources, of which 3Mt were metal reserves, including proved at 370,310 tonnes (t) and probable reserves at 2.6Mt, while the remainder was metal resources.
* In India, most of the copper metal resources (including metal reserves) are located in Rajasthan (4.5Mt), Madhya Pradesh (3.5Mt) and Jharkhand (3.3Mt). Overall, these three states accounted for 92.5% (or 11.3Mt) of the country's total pure metal resources .
* Rajasthan dominates in terms of lead metal reserves, accounting for 87.5% or 10.5Mt of the country's total, followed by Andhra Pradesh (836,880t), Gujarat (209,700t), Uttarakhand (182,600t) and West Bengal (140,070t), while other states accounted for the remaining 170,070t.

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The report contains an overview of the Indian base metals (copper, lead and zinc) mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodities.

It also provides information about reserves, historic and forecast data on copper, lead and zinc mine production, base metal consumption, ores and concentrates imports, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development copper, lead and zinc projects.

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Gain an understanding of the Indian base metals mining industry, its reserves, historic and forecast data on copper, lead and zinc (base metals) mine production, historic and forecast domestic copper, lead and zinc metal consumption, ores and concentrates imports, demand drivers, active, exploration and development base metal projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies Mentioned in this Report: Hindustan Copper Ltd, Hindustan Zinc Ltd

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