Gold output helps boost Côte d’Ivoire mining sector in 2015

March 9, 2016

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Turnover in Ivory Coast’s mining sector jumped 24 percent last year, boosted by a rise in gold production even as output of other metals languished because of low commodity prices, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Turnover hit 479-billion CFA francs ($802.09-million) in 2015, up from 385-billion CFA in 2014, while gold production rose to 23.5-million tonnes, up from 20 t in 2014, government spokesman Bruno Nabagne Kone said after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

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