Peru's Energy and Mines Ministry (MEM) on Monday informed national tin and
posted a 17.6% and 3.8% increase, respectively, in November 2018 compared to the same month in 2017.
However, output of gold, silver, lead, zinc, iron, and molybdenum decreased in the same period.
According to MEM, national production of copper
registered a 3.8% year-on-year rise, and a 3.9% expansion compared to the previous month.
On the other hand, national production of tin
recorded a 17.6% year-on-year rise,
and a 2.6% increase between January and November.
In November 2018, the mining sub-sector employed
221,428 people, thus registering a 12.3% year-on-year increase, plus a 7.8% expansion compared to the previous month.
Therefore, the number of jobs created
by mining activity during the 11-month period in 2018 exceeded the average of 2017 (189,962 workers).