Chile Says Manufacturing up 6.2% in October, Copper Production Dips

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile’s manufacturing output jumped 6.2% in October, government statistics agency INE said on Monday, November 30th, while its copper output sagged slightly.

The world’s top copper producer saw its output of the coveted red metal fall 0.2% to 492,761 tonnes in October, the agency said.

The South American mining giant has nonetheless managed to boost its total production thus far in 2020 by 0.4%, to 4.8 million tonnes, despite a severe, months-long coronavirus outbreak that hammered its economy.

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