Peru: Copper production grew 5.3% in 1H 2017

Explotación minera. Foto: ANDINA/ archivo.

Explotación minera. Foto: ANDINA/ archivo.

08:42 | Lima, Aug. 27.

Peru's copper output reached 1,143 fine metric tons (FMT) in the first six months of the year, a 5.3% rise over the same period in 2016 (1,086 FMT), Central Reserve Bank (BCR) informed.

Copper producers

In terms of producing companies, the ranking was led by Cerro Verde in Arequipa region, with 227 FMT of copper.

Following in second place were Apurimac-based Las Bambas and Antamina in Ancash, both with 218 FMT. 

Next in line were Cusco-based Southern Peru (134 FMT) and Antapaccay (96 FMT), Toromocho in Junin (91 FMT), as well as Constancia (57 FMT) also in Cusco. 

Likewise, copper production reached 205 FMT in June, up 1.7% over the same period the year before.

This rise was mostly attributable to increased production at Antamina (43 FMT), Cerro Verde (38 FMT), Las Bambas (37 FMT) and Toromocho (20 FMT) mines.


Published: 8/27/2017