Congo’s Jan-Nov copper output up 16%, cobalt production falls 18%

Tenke Fungurume copper and cobalt mine in Congo. (Image: Freeport)

Copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo rose 15.9% year-on-year to 1.308 million tonnes for the period from January to November 2019, according to central bank figures released on Thursday.

Cobalt production fell 18.3% to 82,220 tonnes, while gold output slid 6.3% to 31,847 kilograms.

(By Aaron Ross; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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