Peru's southern Moquegua region received US$58.7 million in
thanks to Quellaveco mining project construction works. Thus, it ranks first among
privately-run National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) informed Wednesday.
According to SNMPE
, Ica region
holds the second place (US$52.4 million). In addition, the Mina Justa construction stage has been started by Marcobre.
Likewise, Cusco region takes the third position (US$32.7 million), while Junin region holds the fourth place (US$30.8 million).
Furthermore, the guild indicated mining investments
—in January this year— totaled US$335 million, a 48% rise compared to the same month in 2018
Copper, gold, and zinc
On the other hand, SNMPE pointed out Arequipa
region led copper production
registering 44,000 fine metric tons (FMT), followed by Apurimac region (41,000 FMT) and Ancash region (32,000 FMT).
Meanwhile, La Libertad region was the major producer of gold
(2.5 tons), whereas Ancash
region leads the zinc production chart (30,000 FMT).