Peruvian regions Ica, Moquegua, and Junin accounted for 50.9% of total
According to the privately-run guild, Ica region
registered mining investment
worth US$330.3 million in the first four months of the year. This figure represented 44.7% compared to the similar period last year (US$228.2 million).
—which holds the second place— reached US$323.5 million in the above-mentioned term, a 220.5% rise compared to the same period in 2018 (US$100.9 million).
The area hosts the Quellaveco project
developed by the Anglo American-Mitsubishi consortium.
Likewise, Junin region takes the third position, having received US$173.2 million between January and April this year, an 83.2% expansion compared to the same period in 2018 (US$94.5 million).
Furthermore, Arequipa (US$111.8 million) and Tacna (US$91.3 million) regions ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
Moreover, SNMPE pointed out Arequipa region led copper production
between January and April by having registered 162,000 fine metric tons (FMT), followed by Ancash (147,000 FMT) and Apurimac (122,000 FMT) regions.
Meanwhile, La Libertad region was the major producer of gold
(10,278 kilograms), and Ancash ranked first in terms of zinc (138,000 FMT).