Peru remained the second largest producer of copper, silver, and zinc
in the world in 2018, Peru's Energy and Mines Ministry has reported.
According to a ministerial press release, the Inca country was the third producer of lead in 2018, stood fourth in the production of tin and molybdenum
, and sixth in output of gold
In addition, Peru ranked second in production of copper
at 2.44 million fine metric tons, which accounts for 11.8% of the world's total.
On the other hand, the Andean nation produced 1.47 million fine metric tons of zinc
, making up 11.6% of the total production worldwide.
As for silver
, the country had a production of 4,163 fine metric tons, placing it second in the globe and representing 15.5% of the world production.
It must be noted Peru has the largest silver reserves
in the world, amounting to 110,000 fine metric tons, which accounts for 19.6% of the total.
The country's lead production
totaled 289,195 fine metric tons, ranking third in the world.
Additionally, Peru was the world's sixth-largest producer of gold
with 142.6 fine metric tons produced in 2018, making up 4.4% of the global production.
Peru maintained its position as the country with the third-largest reserves of copper
, zinc and molybdenum, and climbed two spots to fifth place in the case of gold.