, which reached US$3.011 billion between January and July 2019, the National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) reported on Thursday.
According to the privately-run guild, Peru's Moquegua region
registered mining investment worth US$621 million in the first seven months of the year. This figure represented a 123% increase compared to the similar period last year.
—which holds the second place— reached US$594.8 million in the above-mentioned term, a 36.1% rise compared to the same period in 2018 (US$436.8 million).
The construction of Mina Justa Project
takes place in this region. US$95.2 million was invested in the seventh month of the year, a 52.3% expansion compared to the same period last year.
Likewise, Junin region takes the third position, having received US$302.3 million between January and July this year, a 64.8% expansion compared to the same period in 2018.
Junin hosts the Toromocho Expansion Project
. This region received US$46 million in July this year, a 41.5% increase compared to the same month in 2018.
Furthermore, Arequipa (US$217.6 million) and Cajamarca (US$175.3 million) regions ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.