Zambia copper output to hit 1.1M tonnes per year by 2015

Jun 05, 2013 | 03:20 PM | Felix Njini

Tags  Yamfwa Mukanga, Zambia, copper, First Quantum, Kasanshi, Lubambe, Anglo American, African Rainbow Minerals Vale

WINDHOEK, Namibia — New mining projects coming online in Zambia will raise the country’s finished copper production to 1.1 million tonnes per year by 2015, down from earlier forecasts of around 1.5 million tonnes, Zambia’s mines, energy and water development minister Yamfwa Mukanga told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.

Africa’s top copper producer expects production to be around 900,000 tonnes per year in 2013, up from 824,976 tonnes per year in 2012.....

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