Peru reports record copper production in 2015

Peru reported record copper production in 2015, boosted by the full operation of new projects and the recovery at the country’s largest mine, Antamina.

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....

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Danielle Assalve

January 29, 2016

17:55 GMT

São Paulo