According to GlobalData, India is the world’s fourth-largest producer of zinc, with output of 791kt in 2022, up by 2% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from India increased by a CAGR of 0.13% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 8% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Zinc Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.

India accounts for 6% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (33%), Peru (12%), Australia (10%) and Mexico (6%). Exports of zinc from India declined by 28.05% to 0.59kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to China. India’s zinc exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 2% between 2022 and 2026, to 0.64kt by 2026.

Vedanta Resources is one of the leading producers of zinc in India. Vedanta Resources's output was 759kt in 2021, up by 10% on 2020.

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