will expand 27% by 2022, underpinned by the progress and start of operations of mining projects, especially in the country's southern area, Energy and Mines Minister Francisco Ismodes projected Thursday.
According to the cabinet member, 50% of national copper
production is located in the southern areas of Peru, explaining this figure will increase, as the portfolio's projects make progress.
However, the minister indicated that —although the Inca country holds the 8th position in geological potential— it is ranked 37th in political perceptions. Thus, it holds the 14th spot (average).