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(Wallace Refiners) – Zinc production in Peru, the world’s second largest zinc producing country, fell by 9.8% in March 2022.
This was announced by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru (MINEM) in a report released this week.
According to the report, Peru produced 120,875 tonnes of zinc in March 2022, down 9.8% compared to 134,001 tonnes mined in March 2021.
MINEM added that in the first quarter of 2022, zinc production in Peru fell by 11.8% as a result of a lower output reported by Compañía Minera Antamina S.A. (-2.4%), Nexa Resources Peru S.A.A. (-17.3%) and Compañía Minera Chungar S.A.C. (-20.3%).
At the company level, Compañía Minera Antamina S.A. ranked first accounting for 38.2% of total zinc production in Peru, followed by Volcan Compañía Minera S.A.A. (10.1%) and Nexa Resources Peru S.A.A. (6.5%).
The ministry noted that at the regional level, Áncash maintained its first position accounting for 41.9% of Peru’s total zinc production, followed by Junín (18.1%) and Pasco (14.2%).
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