Chile copper production down 4.27% in September – Cochilco

Collahuasi copper mine in Chile. (Image courtesy of Minera Collahuasi.)

Chile’s total copper production fell 4.27% in September to 428,300 tonnes, government body Cochilco said on Thursday.

Production from state-owned giant Codelco fell 7.92% on a year-on-year basis to 123,200 tonnes, while production at Collahuasi, a joint venture of Anglo American and Glencore, fell 3.5% to 44,500 tonnes.

Copper output from Escondida, which is controlled by Australian mining giant BHP, rose 3.51% to 85,500 tonnes, Cochilco said.

(By Natalia Ramos; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)


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