Chile's copper output falls 1.2% in March on lower Escondida volumes

Chile's copper mine production fell by 1.21% in March compared with the same month last year amid lower volumes from Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, according to data published by national copper commission Cochilco on Tuesday May 4.

Copper production totaled 488,700 tonnes in March, down from 494,700 tonnes in the same month last year, Cochilco said. But output rose by 14.58% sequentially from 426,500 tonnes in February – mostly due to increased production from Codelco and Escondida.

During the first quarter as a whole, Chile produced 1.37 million tonnes of copper, down by 2.12% from 1.40 million tonnes in the same quarter of...

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Renato Rostás

May 04, 2021

21:20 GMT

São Paulo