About 11% increase in copper production in Chile
Chile’s copper output rose 10.8 percent in the first seven months of this year, according to the report.
Chile’s copper commission said it produced 3.31 million tonnes of copper in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 10.8 percent over the same period a year earlier.
Chile produced 481,700 tonnes of copper in July, up 2.9 percent from July 2017.
The Chilean copper commission said in a report that the increase was due to the increase in production in Escondida and Kohlasi. According to the report, production in Scundida rose 85.2 percent in July to 758,200 tonnes. The Anglo-American and Glencourt mining company Kulahasi and the country’s second-largest copper producer also increased production by 6 percent to 305,300 tonnes.
Codelco GDP, Chile’s state-owned mining company, rose 0.8 million tonnes this year to 1.02 million tonnes in July.