amounted to US$3.239 billion, thus increasing 28% between January and September 2018 over the similar period last year, privately-run National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) reported.
Just in last September, the Inca country's mining investments
totaled US$489 million, a 46.2% rise compared to the same month in 2017 (US$334 million).
According to the guild, four regions accounted for 50% of said investments
in the nine-month period.
These were Ica
(US$527 million), Moquegua (US$421 million), Tacna (US$337 million), and Arequipa
Investment by spheres
On the other hand, SNMPE indicated the greatest investments were directed to the following spheres: Beneficiation Plant
(US$949 million), Infrastructure (US$736 million), and Mining Equipment (US$405 million).
Likewise, the mining sector created 205,000 direct jobs as at September.