Chile copper production down 10.2% in August

Image courtesy of Codelco.

Chile’s total copper production fell 10.2% in August to reach 415,500 tonnes, government body Cochilco said on Tuesday.

Production from state-owned giant Codelco fell 29.6% on a year-on-year basis to 101,800 tonnes, while production at Collahuasi, a joint venture of Anglo American and Glencore, dipped 5.4% to 45,600 tonnes.

Copper output from Escondida, which is controlled by Australian mining giant BHP, rose 13.7% to 92,700 tonnes, Cochilco said.

(By Fabian Cambero)

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