Metallic mineral production value advanced by 24.50% or PHP13.50 billion in H1 2021 from PhP55.13 billion to PhP68.63 billion, year-on-year.

The telling factor for this sterling performance was the continued strong metal prices during the period.  Prices of base metals, copper, and nickel grew by 65% and 40%, respectively.  Likewise precious metals, gold, and silver went up by 10% and 59%, respectively.