MUMBAI, Aug. 1 (Dow Jones) -- India's aluminum output increased 9% in the first three months of the current fiscal year to 426,856 metric tons, data from the mines ministry showed Monday.
The country produced 200,189 tons of zinc in the April-June period, up from 172,739 tons a year earlier, the data showed. Lead output rose to 14,800 tons from 14,144 tons during the period.
Aluminum is mostly used in automobile, electrical and packaging sector, while lead is primarily used in batteries. Zinc is mostly used for galvanising, a key method to protect steel from corrosion.