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DRC, Zambia copper output hits 969,186 tonnes in first eight months of 2012

October 23, 2012 - 10:40 GMT Location: Windhoek

KEYWORDS: DRC , Zambia , statistics , copperbelt , copper , cobalt

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia’s combined copper production reached 969,186 tonnes in the first eight months of 2012, statistics released by central banks from both countries show.

This was up from the 931,762 tonnes produced in the same period in 2011. The DRC produced 406,980 tonnes of copper, up from 323,871 tonnes year-on-year. While the DRC’s copper production has been rising, Zambia is...

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