During 2017 Peru was consolidated as the only country of the five largest copper producers in the world that increased its levels of this mineral production in the year, informed the Ministry of Energy and Mining (MEM).
“If compared to 2015 the growth was of 40.5%”, El Peruano informed and also added that the production of this metal surpassed Chile’s, who registered a downfall for two years in a row.
“Of the 19.7 million metric tons of copper produced globally in 2017, 12% came from Perú”, according to information from El Peruano. “This is what allowed the country to position itself as the second largest global producer of this mineral”, they said.
As for gold exportation, the country reached 7.979 million dollars by the end of 2017, which allowed this precious metal to reach the position as the second most exported product in Peru. This information was taken from the National Society of Mining, Petroleum, and Energy (SNMPE).
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