Zinc production in Peru down 6.5% month on month in October, copper increases

Peru's zinc output fell to 121,049 tonnes in October compared with September, Peru's Ministry of Energy & Mines (Minem) data showed on December 2, with output for all metals except copper falling too.

Production of zinc in October was not only down by 6.5% from September, when it totaled 129,525 tonnes of concentrates, but it also fell by 15.2% from October 2020, when production of zinc concentrates came to 142,741 tonnes. 

"This was due to the contraction of production levels at Compañía Minera Antamina as a result of the suspension of its operations in October," Minem noted. The mine faced days of community protests and road blockades, which forced it to shut down its production at...


Ana de Liz

December 02, 2021

23:06 GMT