Peru expects to boost its copper output by 32% by 2021– minister

April 5, 2017

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Peru will likely gradually increase its copper production to 3.1-million tonnes in 2021 from an annual 2.35-million tonnes expected for both this year and next, the country’s energy and mines minister told the CRU World Copper Conference in Chile.

Peru surpassed China as the world’s No 2 copper producer last year on the back of a surge in production from MMG’s Las Bambas project and an expansion at Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde mine.

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