Chile copper production increased 8.3% y/y in February

Antofagasta region of Chile. Adobe stock image.

Chile copper production increased 8.3% year on year in February while manufacturing output increased 3.7% in the same period, the INE government statistics agency said on Tuesday.

Production of copper, of which Chile is the world´s largest supplier, reached 451,580 tonnes.

Manufacturing production, up from 3.4% increase in January, showed a recuperation in the economy after a wave of social protests that started in October, and before the impact of the new coronavirus which was first reported in Chile at the end of February.

(By Aislinn Laing; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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