Lima, August 4 news, the Peruvian government said on Tu […]
Lima, August 4 news, the Peruvian government said on Tuesday that due to the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, the country's copper, gold and zinc production fell sharply in the first half of 2020.
Peru is the world's second largest copper producer. The country's copper production in the first half of the year dropped by 20.4% compared with the same period last year.
The Ministry of Energy and Mining of Peru stated in a statement that the country’s gold production fell by 34.7% year-on-year in the first half of the year and zinc production fell by 23.7%.
The Peruvian government issued special restrictions on the mining industry in mid-March. As the country’s pillar industry, the mining industry has gradually resumed normal operations since May.
Peru’s Ministry of Mines reported that as the mine resumed production, the country’s copper output in June was 180,792 tons, an increase of 40.8% from the previous month.
In June, gold production increased 49.7% month-on-month to 5,877,891 grams, while zinc production jumped 313.6% to 119,174 tons.
Mining output accounts for 60% of Peru's total exports.