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Indian Metals and Mining Industry Analysis

Latest update: February, 2018

  • In 2016, India stood as the 3rd largest crude steel producer in the world, while the total crude steel production was 88 MT
  • India accounted for 5.89 per cent of the total steel production in the world in the year 2016
  • India is 3rd largest producer of crude steel in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015. Total finished steel production (alloy+ non-alloy) in India reached 83.01 million tonnes in FY171
  • In FY16E, offshore region accounted for 20.20 per cent share in India’s share of states in value of mineral production.


Notes: MMT- Million Metric Tonnes, E-Estimated, 1Data from April 2016 – Jan 2017
Source: DataMonitor, Ministry of Mines

  • In 2015, India had the 5th-largest coal proved reserves globally, of which 92.6 per cent was Anthracite and Bituminous while 7.4 per cent was Sub Bituminous and Lignite
  • In 2016, India contributed around 11 per cent of the world’s production of coal
  • Coal India Ltd (CIL), a Government of India enterprise, is the world’s largest coal company based on raw coal production and coal reserves



Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2016, World Coal Production



Last Updated: February, 2018

Rise in infrastructure development and automotive production are driving growth in the metals and mining sector in India. India has vast mineral potential with mining leases granted for longer durations of 20 to 30 years. India produces 88 minerals– 4 fuel-related minerals, 10 metallic minerals, 50 non-metallic minerals and 24 minor mineral.

India holds a fair advantage in cost of production and conversion costs in steel and alumina. The country is the 3rd largest steel producer with production of 97.38 million tonnes of crude steel in FY17. Crude Steel and Finished Steel production during April-December 2017 was 75.498 million tonnes and 79.294 million tonnes respectively. India is the largest producer of sheet mica in the world. India has the 7th largest bauxite reserves at around 2,908.85 million tonnes in FY17.

The Government of India has allowed 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the mining sector and exploration of metal and non-metal ores under the automatic route, which will propel growth in the sector. Power and cement industries also aiding growth in the metals and mining sector. Demand for iron and steel is set to grow, given the strong growth expectations for the residential and commercial building industry.

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