Peru copper mining almost ‘completely recovered’ from pandemic
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
Copper mining in Peru, the world’s No. 2 producer, is almost completely recovered from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, a government official said.
Peru’s copper production, however, fell 2.2% in July, compared with the same period a year earlier, to 198 796 tons, under the weight of the pandemic, which restricted mining, the vice minister of energy and mines, Jaime Galvez, said in a virtual conference.
Earlier in August, the government said production of the red metal plunged 20.4% in the first half of 2020 versus the same period in 2019.https://www.miningweekly.com/article/peru-copper-mining-almost-completely-recovered-from-pandemic-official-2020-09-02