Four southern regions received 48.6% of
between January and October 2018, privately-run National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) reported on Thursday.
These were Ica (US$600 million), Moquegua (US$456 million), Tacna (US$376 million), and Arequipa
According to the guild, the Inca country's total mining investment
amounted to US$3.697 billion in the analyzed period, thus increasing 26.8% over the similar term in 2017.
In October, mining investments
totaled US$458 million, a 19.4% rise compared to the same month last year.
Likewise, SNMPE pointed out Arequipa region led copper production
between January and October, registering 415,000 fine metric tons (FMT), followed by Ancash region (381,000 FMT).
Meanwhile, La Libertad region was the major producer of gold
(29.6 tons), Ancash region of zinc (458,000 FMT), and Junin region of silver