The metallic mineral production value ended the year on a positive note with a 1.13% gain from PhP130.74 billion in 2019 to PhP132.21 billion in 2020, a PhP1.47 billion increase.   Nickel ore together with the nickel by-products - mixed nickel-cobalt sulfide and scandium oxalate ruled the production scene with PhP68.48 billion or 51.80%.  Gold earned the second spot with PhP47.60 billion or 36.00%.   Copper, on the other hand, was third accounting for PhP14.88 billion or 11.25%.  While the shared value of silver, chromite, and iron amounted to PhP1.26 billion which was less than 1%.

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