Peruvian copper production reaches record high in 2016

Peru’s copper production reached a record high in 2016, boosted by the ramp-up of new projects and the expansion of the Cerro Verde mine, the country’s energy and mines ministry, MEM, said on Wednesday February 15.

The country produced a total of 2.35 million tonnes of fine copper last year, up by 38.2% from 2015, when production reached 1.70 million tonnes, which was itself a record. “This important...

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Danielle Assalve

February 15, 2017

21:00 GMT

São Paulo