SÃO PAULO Chilean
copper production rose 4 percent year on year in February on
larger volumes at Corporación Nacional del Cobre de
Chile (Codelco) and Antofagasta Plc.
Copper output totaled 422,100
tonnes in February, up from 405,800 tonnes a year earlier,
according to the Chilean copper commission.
Santiago, Chile-based Codelco,
the worlds largest copper producer, reported a
7.8-percent year-on-year rise in February output to 127,200
Meanwhile, output at the
Escondida Mine, controlled by London-based BHP Billiton Plc,
rose 1.3 percent year on year to 80,500 tonnes.
London-based Antofagasta saw
February output at its Los Pelambres Mine rise 4.9 percent to
34,000 tonnes in the same comparison.
Anglo American Sur SA, Santiago,
reported a 0.2-percent rise in output to 35,600 tonnes.
Another major mine, Collahuasi, reported a 1.4-percent
year-on-year drop in February output to 20,600 tonnes. The mine
is owned by a consortium of investors dominated by Anglo
American Plc, London, and Xstrata Plc, Zug, Switzerland.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Metal