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Peru: Copper output up by 21.3% in April 2015

Explotación minera. Foto: ANDINA/ archivo.

Explotación minera. Foto: ANDINA/ archivo.

17:00 | Lima, Jun. 23.

The copper production increased by 21.3% in April 2015 compared to the same month last year, informed the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI).

Production is driven by a higher extraction of the mineral.

The result was due to a higher exploitation in regions Junin (255.4%), Cusco (56.6%), Ancash (25.7%) and Moquegua (7.5%), which accounted for 69.2% of the total production.

Similarly, mineral exploitation increased in Cajamarca (10.9%), Tacna (5.9%), Pasco (5.8%) and Ica (4.8%).

On the other hand, production decreased in Ayacucho (-45.2%), Arequipa (-37.4%), La Libertad (-20.2%), Huanuco (18.7%), Puno (-12.9%), Lima (-5.8%) and Huancavelica (-1.7%).
 
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Published: 6/23/2015
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