The National Bureau of Statistics says the aggregate production of mineral products in Nigeria grew from 64.29 million tons in 2020 to 89.48 million tons in 2021.

This is according to the National Bureau of Statistics Mineral Production Statistics report 2021 released yesterday in Abuja.

According to the report, this showed a 39.19 per cent increase from 64.29 million tons recorded in 2020 to 89.48 million tons in 2021, indicating an improvement in production.

On state profile analysis, the report showed Ogun State recorded the highest production in 2021 with 32.04 million tons, followed by Kogi State with 18.40 million tons and Cross River State with 11.64 million tons.

The report said the least production was recorded in Borno State with 231 tons.

According to the report, limestone, granite, and laterite are the three biggest minerals mined in 2021.

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