Chile copper production up 1.4% in October – Cochilco

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Chile’s total copper production rose 1.4% in October to 477,000 tonnes, government body Cochilco said on Friday.

Production from state-owned giant Codelco fell 5.8% on a yearly basis to 135,800 tonnes, Cochilco said, while output from BHP-controlled Escondida rose 17.7% to 99,700 tonnes.

Collahuasi, a joint venture of Anglo American and Glencore, produced 44,900 tonnes, a 9.3% drop.

(By Fabian Andres Cambero; Editing by Steven Grattan)

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