During Q2FY22, the company's mined metal production was at 248,000 tonnes, up 4% as compared to Q2 FY21 on account of higher ore production at Rampura Agucha, Sindesar Khurd & Zawar mines supported by improvement in recovery, which has been partly offset by Lower Mining Grades. In comparison to Q1 FY22, it is up by 12%, mainly due to Higher ore production at Sindesar Khurd and improvement in Mining Grade & recovery.
Further, integrated metal production was 209,000 tonnes for Q2 FY22, down 12% as compared to both Q2 FY21 & Ql FY22 on account of an extended shutdown at one of the roasters at Chanderiya Smelter for Repairs & overhaul of Structural components. Integrated zinc production was 162,000 tonnes, down 10% as compared to Q2 FY21 and down by 14% as compared to Q1 FY22. Integrated lead production was 47,000 tonnes for Q2 FY22, down 18% as compared to Q2 FY21 on account of Annual Shutdown at Dariba Lead Smelters and down 4% as compared to Q1 FY22.
Also, integrated saleable silver production was 4.9 moz (152 MT), down 25% as compared to Q2 FY21 in line with lead production & depletion of WIP in Q2 FY’21 & down 5% as compared to Q1 FY22.
Moreover, during H1FY22, the company's MIC production was 470,000 tonnes up 7% YoY in line with higher ore production at Rampura Agucha and Zawar mines and increased recovery, offset by a slight dip in overall mining grades. H1 FY’22 metal production was 445,000 up 2% as compared to H1 FY’21 in line with Roaster availability, while silver production was 2% lower y-o-y at 10.1 moz (313 MT).
At around 11.49 am, Hindustan Zinc was trading at Rs314.15 per piece up 0.75% on Sensex. The stock was near the day's high of Rs314.65 per piece.