INEGI Reports a 3 Percent Mining Production Increase in November
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INEGI Reports a 3 Percent Mining Production Increase in November

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Karin Dilge By Karin Dilge | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 17:13

The Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI) reported a 3percent increase in mining production for November 2021 compared to the same month in 2020, according to their latest figures. The metallurgical mining production had a 13 percent increase, these include: iron pellets, gold, non-coking carbon, fluorite, plaster, copper and silver. Nevertheless, sulfur, zinc and plumb had a decrease. Since 2020 sulfur has endured a steady decline.

The INEGI reports national production sulfur dropped from 21,319tonnes to 20,055, a 5 percent decrease compared to September 2020. On the other hand, gold production went up from 6, 115tonnes to 7, 618tonnes, representing a 24.6 percent annual increase. Moreover, silver production had a 22.6 percent annual increase, from 288,609tonnes to 353,859tonnes.

In regards to state mining annual production reported in November 2021, the INEGI reports that Tamaulipas grew 126.1 percent in sulfur production, Coahuila 50.6 percent in fluorite and Durango 35.5 percent in steel rod. In regards to gold production, Guerrero increased 21.8 percent, while Durango increased 9.9 percent in silver production and Zacatecas increased its copper production by 9.7 percent. 

The top gold production states are as follows: Sonora, 9,701tonnes, Zacatecas, 1, 839, Guerrero, 1,567, Chihuahua, 1,491 and Durango, 1,392. Silver producing top states are: Zacatecas, 183, 914tonnes, Chihuahua, 109, 797, Durango, 66,890, Sonora, 30,662 and Oaxaca with 23,375.

In 2020 the mining industry experienced a 3.3 percent contract, due to the pandemic and the governmental decree to cancel all nonessential activities, mining included. Nevertheless, 2021 showed a boost in the production of certain minerals.

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