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Peru's zinc production down 12.8% in February 2022 - report

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(Kitco News) -Zinc production in Peru, the world’s second largest zinc producing country, fell 12.8% in February 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 116,884 tonnes of zinc in February 2022, down 12.8% compared to 134,092 tonnes mined in February 2021.

MINEM said that this decrease was mainly due to the lower zinc production volume reported by Compañía Minera Antamina S.A. (-4.4%) and Nexa Resources Peru S.A.A. (-2.3%).

At the company level, Compañía Minera Antamina S.A. ranked first accounting for 37.6% of total zinc production in Peru, followed by Volcan Compañía Minera S.A.A. (10.3%) and Nexa Resources Peru S.A.A. (5.9%).

The ministry added that at the regional level, Áncash maintained its first position accounting for 41.3% of Peru’s total zinc production, followed by Junín (18.9%) and Pasco (14.2%).

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