Chilean top copper miners see output drop in October

Escondida copper mine (Image: BHP)

Codelco, the world’s largest copper miner, saw output in October drop 9.9% year-on-year to 144,100 tonnes, Chilean state copper commission Cochilco said on Thursday.

BHP’s Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine, saw production fall 15.2% year-on-year to 84,700 tonnes in the same month.

Bucking the wider trend was the Collahuasi copper mine – a joint venture by Glencore and Anglo American – where production rose 17.3% year-on-year to 49,500 tonnes in October, the agency said.

(By Fabian Cambero and Adam Jourdan)

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