Gold production in Zacatecas increases by 3.6%

Gold production in Zacatecas increases by 3.6%

ZACATECAS – According to INEGI data, Mexico’s mining and metallurgical production grew by 2.7% in July, compared to the previous month. Compared to the same period in 2020, it also showed an increase of 1.0%.

Gold production in the entity has grown year by year since 2019, the annual variation it presented in 2020 was of 62.3%; this year, the difference was of 3.6%.

The percentage share in the national total was higher in 2020 (19.7%) than in any of the other years, although 2021 was not far from the figure (19.4%).

It is worth mentioning that important percentages were recorded in the state’s silver production, since they exceeded one third of the national production.

On the other hand, lead production in Zacatecas decreased. In 2019, 14,349 tons were produced; in 2020, 13,918 tons; in 2021, 13,769 tons. On the contrary, the percentage share showed its best result in 2020 (61.2%), which fell two tenths in 2021 and remained at 58.6% in 2019.

Source: Lider Empresarial