PAULO Chiles copper production rose 5.4 percent
year on year in September to 489,600 tonnes, according to
national copper commission Cochilco.
However, output at
Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), the
worlds top copper producer, was roughly flat in September
at 137,700 tonnes. Codelcos Chuquicamata, Radomiro Tomic
and Ministro Hales projects reported combined output of 68,000
tonnes, up 4.6 percent from September 2012.
Billiton Ltd.s Escondida Mine produced 102,400 tonnes of
copper in September, down 1.4 percent year on year.
Meanwhile, output at
Cia. Minera Dona Ines de Collahuasi SCM, owned by a consortium
that includes London-based Anglo American Plc and Baar,
Switzerland-based Glencore Xstrata Plc, more than doubled year
on year in September to 47,900 tonnes.
Anglo American Sur
produced 38,400 tonnes of copper, up 6 percent compared with
Antofagasta Plcs Los Pelambres Mine produced 32,500
tonnes of copper for the month, up 2.8 percent year on
output for the first nine months of the year stood at 4.23
million tonnes, up 6.8 percent from the comparable year-ago
version of this article was first published in AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.