Antofagasta’s 2017 copper output drops on lower grades; expects to conclude Los Pelambres labor talks in Q1

Chilean miner Antofagasta produced 704,300 tonnes of copper in 2017, down 0.7% from a year ago, mainly attributed to lower grades at Los Pelambres and Centinela mines.

The London-listed company said on Wednesday January 24 that the drop in output was partly offset by the start of operations at its Encuentro Oxides and a ramp-up at Antucoya projects.

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Julian Luk

January 24, 2018

17:56 GMT