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Silver production in Peru down 7% in January-April 2023, ministry says

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(Kitco News) - According to the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru (MINEM), silver production in Peru, the world’s third largest silver producing country, was 249,655 kg in April 2023, up 0.2% compared to 249,159 kg mined in April 2022.

However, in January-April 2023, silver production in Peru of 924,658 kg was down 7.0% compared to January-April 2022 (994,745 kg).

At the company level, Compañía Minera Antamina S.A. was the largest silver producer in Peru accounting for 13.1% share of the country’s total silver production, followed by Volcan Compañía Minera S.A.A. (7.3%) and Compañía Minera Ares S.A.C. (6.8%).

At the regional level, Pasco was first accounting for 20.5% share of Peru’s total silver production, followed by Áncash (18.0%) and Junín (15.0%).

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