, thus increasing 37.1%, the Energy and Mines Ministry (MEM) has informed.
For its part, privately-run National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) indicated Ica region
received US$236.1 million in the first quarter of 2019
, thanks to the construction of Mina Justa
(Marcobre). Thus, it ranked first among national regions.
Furthermore, it reported this region registered an investment worth US$90.8 million in March this year, a 64.4% increase compared to the same month in 2018
Moreover, mining investments in Moquegua reached US$108.5 million in the third month of this year, thus posting a 236% expansion compared to the same month in 2018 (US$32.3 million).
Junin region takes the third position (US$130.1 million).
Moreover, Cajamarca region was the major producer of gold
(2.7 tons), followed by La Libertad region (2.6 tons).
, Ancash region held the first position (38,000 FMT) followed by Junin and Pasco, with 22,000 FMT and 19,000, respectively.