Chile’s 2012 Copper Output Rises by 3 Pecent

Mining Weekly reported that Chile’s copper output fell marginally in December, but registered an increase of 3 percent for total output in 2012, year-over-year.

As quoted in the market report:

December output in the world’s No 1 copper producer fell on lower ore grades and maintenance work in certain mines, the INE statistics agency said. Annual output rose last year to its highest since 2007, according to data from state copper commission Cochilco and the statistics agency.

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