Peru Reports Sharp Drop in 2020 Copper Production due to Pandemic

The ministry said gold production also dipped 32% in 2020, to 87.3 million fine grams.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -Peru’s copper production plunged 12.5% to 2.15 million tonnes in 2020, the country’s Energy and Mines Ministry said on Monday, February 8th, driven down by coronavirus-related restrictions that hammered output in the world’s second-largest producer of the red metal.

The ministry said gold production also dipped 32% in 2020, to 87.3 million fine grams.

Peruvian health authorities required . . .

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