Base Metals Mining in India to 2021 – Copper Market Recovered While Lead and Zinc Remained Sluggish

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GlobalData’s “Base Metals Mining in India to 2021” report covers comprehensive information on India’s base metal (copper, zinc, and lead) mining industry, base metal (copper, zinc, and lead) reserves and grade, the historical and forecast data on base metal (copper, zinc, and lead) production, and price. The report also includes the historical and forecast data on base metal (copper, zinc, and lead) consumption. Detailed analysis of the India mining industry’s regulatory structure, factors affecting the demand for base metal (copper, zinc, and lead), profile of major base metal (copper, zinc, and lead) producing companies in India, and base metal (copper, zinc, and lead) mining projects at various stages (active, exploration and development) of the supply chain are provided.


• Summary of the country’s mining industry across various parameters – reserves, production, consumption, imports, competitive landscape, regulatory scenario and the future potential.

• Base metal (copper, zinc, and lead) production, consumption and copper imports numbers from 2000-2016 and forecast for next five years to 2021.

• Copper, zinc, and lead prices; copper, zinc, and lead consumption; copper ores and concentrates imports.

• Policies and regulatory framework governing the industry.

• Company details, including company overview, business description and data on major active, exploration and development copper, zinc, and lead projects.

Reasons to Buy

• Gain an understanding of India’s base metals mining industry.

• Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data

• Obtain the state-wise most up to date information for active, exploration and development projects.

• Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events

• Identify various factors affecting the demand for copper, zinc, and lead.

• Identify key operating companies’ and obtain the business structure, strategy and prospects.

Hindustan Copper Ltd
and Hindustan Zinc Ltd

Table of Contents

1.1. List of Tables 3

1.2. List of Figures 4

2. Base Metals Mining in India to 2021 5

2.1. Key Highlights 5

3. Copper Mining in India: Reserves, Production, Consumption, and Imports 6

3.1. Copper Reserves and Resources 6

3.2. Historical and Forecast Production 8

3.2.1. Copper prices 11

3.3. Active Mines 12

3.4. Exploration Projects 12

3.5. Development Projects 13

3.6. Consumption and Imports 14

3.7. Factors Affecting the Demand for Copper 18

4. Lead Mining in India: Reserves, Production, and Consumption 20

4.1. Lead Reserves and Resources 20

4.2. Historical and Forecast Production 22

4.2.1. Lead prices 24

4.3. Active Mines 25

4.4. Exploration Projects 26

4.5. Development Projects 27

4.6. Lead Consumption 28

4.7. Factors Affecting the Demand for Lead 30

5. Zinc Mining in India: Reserves, Production, and Consumption 32

5.1. Zinc Reserves and Resources 32

5.2. Historical and Forecast Production 34

5.2.1. Zinc prices 36

5.3. Active Mines 37

5.4. Exploration Projects 38

5.5. Development Projects 38

5.6. Zinc Consumption 39

5.7. Factors Affecting the Demand for Zinc 41

6. Base Metals Mining in India: Major Producers 43

6.1. Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) 44

6.2. Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) 46

7. India’s Mining Industry: Fiscal Regime 50

7.1. Governing Bodies 50

7.1.1. Ministry of Mines 50

7.1.2. Ministry of Coal 51

7.1.3. Ministry of Steel 53

7.1.4. Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) 54

7.1.5. Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) 55

7.2. Rules and Regulations 56

7.2.1. Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act (MMDR), 1957 56

7.2.2. Mineral Conservation and Development Rule, 2017 56

7.2.3. Other Mining Laws 57

7.2.4. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 57

7.2.5. Coal Blocks Allocation Rules, 2017 58

7.3. Mining Concessions, Rights and Obligations 58

7.3.1. Reconnaissance Permit (RP) 58

7.3.2. Prospecting License (PL) 58

7.3.3. Mining Lease (ML) 58

7.3.4. Rights 59

7.3.5. Obligations 59

7.4. Royalty Rates 59

7.4.1. Royalty Rate 59

7.4.2. Mining Concession Fees 61

7.4.3. Dead Rent Rates 62

8. Appendix 63

8.1. Abbreviations 63

8.2. Methodology 63

8.2.1. Coverage 63

8.2.2. Secondary Research 63

8.3. Contact Us 64

8.4. Disclaimer 64

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