Chile's copper mine output rises in March vs last year on Escondida volumes recovery

Chilean copper mine production rose 30.8% in March from a year ago, a recovery from when the country’s output was severely affected by the 44-day strike at the Escondida mine.

Production from all Chilean mines of 487,900 tonnes in March was up from 373,100 tonnes in the corresponding month of 2017, according to the latest figures published by Chilean copper commission Cochilco.

This mostly reflects the performance of BHP-operated Escondida, which produced 23% of all Chilean output at 112,700 tonnes, up from zero output in March...

Published

Danielle Assalve

May 10, 2018

17:22 GMT

São Paulo