Copper production expanded 54.3% last May compared to the same month in 2020, the
reported on Friday.
The base effect (May 2020) was also added to this factor. In fact, the majority of mining companies reduced their production level in the fifth month last year. Besides, some of them —such as Sociedad Minera El Brocal and Minera Shouxin Peru— did not register any productive activity last year.
Among the regions that showed positive behaviors were Huancavelica (289.5%), Ica (184.3%), Junín (45%), Ayacucho (44.1%), Lima (42.2%), Apurímac (36.5%), Cusco (17.6%), Cajamarca (10.9%), and Arequipa (1.4%).
On the other hand, production decreased in Tacna (-12.3%), Puno (-9.6%) and Moquegua (-5.4%).