Antofagasta copper output up 15% in July-Sept; moly production soars

Antofagasta’s copper production jumped by 15.4% in the July-September quarter, the company said on Wednesday October 24.

The Chilean miner’s copper production was 188,300 tonnes during July-September quarter, up by 15.4% from the April-June quarter. Copper output in the first nine months totaled 505,500 tonnes, down 4% from the corresponding period in 2017, mainly due to lower grades. “As expected, copper production increased 15% quarter on quarter, reaching 188,300 tonnes in Q3,” Antofagasta chief executive Iván Arriagada said. “Production volumes will continue to...


Anna Xu

October 24, 2018

12:56 GMT