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World's Largest Silver Producing Countries: Peru

By Alex Létourneau of Kitco News
Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:10 AM

Editor’s Note: Kitco News will be releasing a daily feature from July 14 to July 19 focusing on the world's top five silver producing countries, which will include a daily graphic of the country’s largest producing mines.

(Kitco News) - Peru was once a world leader of silver mine supply but has now fallen to third globally.

While the country does boast some large primary silver producing mines, Antamina, the country’s largest silver producing mine is primarily a copper mine, with silver constituting as by-product.

Chungar, also one of the largest silver producing mines in Peru, is primarily a zinc producing mine. 

Peru’s production peaked in 2009 at 126 million ounces of silver followed by three consecutive years of decline. The country bounced back in 2013 and is expected to produce nearly 120 million ounces of silver in 2014.

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Data compiled from CPM Group, Thomson Reuters and company reports

By Alex Létourneau of Kitco News aletourneau@kitco.com
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