Antofagasta posts record 2018 copper production

Major copper concentrates producer Antofagasta achieved record production for 2018 in part due to higher-than-expected output from its Los Pelambres and Centinela projects, the company said on Wednesday January 23.

The company attributed the production increase to improved throughput and higher grades and recoveries in its major mines. Antofagasta’s copper production rose 3% year on year to 725,300 tonnes in 2018. Output at Los Pelambres rose by 4.1% to 357,800 tonnes and Centinela by 8.6% to 248,000 tonnes on an annual comparison. Its another two projects, Antucoya and Zaldívar, reported drops in production of 10.3%...

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Anna Xu

January 23, 2019

11:38 GMT

Shanghai