Silver Shines at Record High Along with Mined Refined Metal Charting Newer Heights


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Silver Shines at Record High Along with Mined & Refined Metal Charting Newer Heights

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 6:55PM IST (1:25PM GMT)
Hindustan Zinc Production Release for the Fourth Quarter and Year ended March 31, 2024
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India:  
Hindustan Zinc Limited today announced its production numbers for the fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2024.

A. Mined & Refined Metal (Consolidated)
(In ‘000 tonnes, or as stated’)
4Q 3Q Year
FY24 FY23 % Change FY24 %
FY24 FY23 %
Mined Metal 299 301 (1%) 271 11% 1079 1062 2%
Saleable Metal 273 269 1% 259 6% 1033 1032 -
- Refined Zinc1
220 215 2% 203 9% 817 821 -
- Refined Lead
53 54 (2%) 56 (5%) 216 211 3%
Silver (in tonnes) 189 182 4% 197 (4%) 746 714 5%
Silver (in mn ounces) 6.1 5.9 4% 6.3 (4%) 24.0 22.9 5%
1. Includes 0.7kt of metal production from Hindustan Zinc Alloys Private Limited (100% subsidiary of HZL) in 4QFY24 and FY24

Highest-ever quarterly refined metal production at 273 kt, up 6% sequentially on account of better plant availability and up 1% YoY. Refined zinc production was at 220 kt, up 9% QoQ & 2% YoY. Refined lead production was at 53 kt, down 2% YoY and 5% QoQ.
Mined metal production at 299 kt, up 11% QoQ, driven by mix of improved mined metal grades and higher ore production across mines.

Saleable silver production was 6.1 moz, up 4% YoY on account of WIP depletion in current quarter & down 4% QoQ in line with lead metal production partly offset by WIP depletion.


Best-ever mined metal production at 1,079 kt up 2% YoY, driven by improved mined metal grades. Refined metal also achieved its highest annual production.

Silver recorded the highest volume in FY24 in line with management’s operational & financial strategy, at 24.0 moz up 5% YoY. Refined lead production was at 216 kt, up 3% YoY.
B. Wind Power
(In million units)
4Q 3Q Year
FY24 FY23 % Change FY24 %
FY24 FY23 %
Wind Power 61 71 (14%) 55 11% 394 395 -

Wind power generation for 4QFY24 was 61 MU, up 11% sequentially & down 14% YoY, depending upon wind velocity & seasonality impact.

About Hindustan Zinc

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Zinc City, Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.

Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company ranked first in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2023 amongst Metals & Mining companies reflecting & reaffirming its constant commitment towards sustainable and responsible mining practices. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award. Hindustan Zinc is also the only Indian company in Mining sector with validated & approved SBTi targets in alignment with 1.5 °C target.

The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2023’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’. Along with that, Hindustan Zinc has been recognized with the coveted CII HR Excellence Award, leading in HR innovation with a 600+score.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand with a spend base of INR 276.3 crores in FY23 for various community development initiatives and is amongst the Top 10 CSR Companies in India.
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