The country produced a total of 1.7 million tonnes of copper
in 2015, up by 23.5% from 2014, according to the latest figures
from the country's mining and energy ministry, MEM. In December
alone, Peru's copper production totalled 186,450 tonnes, 63.5%
higher than in the same month of 2014. This was the highest
monthly production for 2015, the figures showed....