Peru's Ica region received US$694.6 million in
between January and November 2018, thus ranking first among national regions, privately-run National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) informed Thursday.
Likewise, Tacna region takes the third position (US$419 million), while Arequipa region holds the fourth place (US$401 million).
Furthermore, the guild indicated these four regions accounted for 49% of total mining investments between January and November 2018 in the Inca country, reaching US$4.181 billion.
On the other hand, SNMPE pointed out Arequipa
region led copper production
registering 453,000 fine metric tons (FMT), followed by Ancash region (418,000 FMT) and Apurimac region (346,000 FMT).
Meanwhile, La Libertad region was the major producer of gold
(32 tons), Ancash region of zinc
(498,000 FMT), and Junin region of silver