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Peru to raise copper output to more than 3 million tonnes in 2021: minister
September 19, 2017 / 4:19 PM / 2 months ago

Peru to raise copper output to more than 3 million tonnes in 2021: minister

AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru, the world’s No.2 copper producer, will likely raise its copper production to more than 3 million tonnes in 2021, from some 2.35 million tonnes last year, the country’s energy and mines minister said Tuesday.

Cayetana Aljovin added in a presentation at the Perumin mining convention in the southern Peruvian city of Arequipa that the government was working to bolster investments in mining exploration.

Reporting By Teresa Cespedes, Writing By Mitra Taj

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