Indian Chrome Ore Production Falls Further in Aug’18
Mining News Pro - Odisha contributes almost entirely towards chrome ore production in India.
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According to Mining News Pro -Odisha contributes almost entirely towards chrome ore production in India. Chrome ore production in Odisha has been recorded at 208,567 MT in Aug’18. It is about 29% lower than the production witnessed in Jul’18. However, on a yearly basis, Chrome Ore production is witnessed to be up by 4% as production at Aug’17 was 200,141 MT.

Production level by captive miners went down by a mere 2% M-o-M. FACOR and Balasore Alloys have witnessed a fall of 18% and 4% M-o-M in its production while IDCOL registered a massive increase.

The merchant miners have also witnessed a substantial fall of 39% M-o-M in its Chrome Ore production. B.C. Mohanthy & Sons and OMC registered a fall of 14% and 93% respectively. However, IMFA recorded a significant increase of 119% M-o-M in its production and TATA Steel registered an increase of 11% M-o-M.

The fall in Chrome Ore production can be attributed to the rainy season which makes it difficult for mining activity as the mines are water-logged.

Odisha Chrome Ore Production in August`18 & July`18

Mines Name

August`18

July`18

Captive

FACOR

12,253

14,895

Balasore Alloys

14,092

14,733

IDCOL

3,593

772

Sub Total (A)

29,938

30,400

Other Than Captive

TATA Steel

113,624

101,961

IMFA

39,059

17,865

B.C. Mohanty & Sons

13,091

15,253

O.M.C.

9,497

127,363

Real India Consultancy

3,358

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Sub Total (B)

178,629

262,442

Grand Total

208,567

292,842

 


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