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Peru’s Copper Output Falls in October on Strike at Freeport Mine

December 10, 2011

Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Peru’s copper output fell 7.4 percent to 103,257 metric tons in October as a strike curtailed production at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.’s Peruvian unit., the government said.

Gold production advanced for a fourth month, rising 8.1 percent to 14,334 kilograms on gains at one of Barrick Gold Corp.’s mines, the Energy & Mines Ministry said today in an e- mailed statement. Silver, tin, iron and molybdenum production rose, while zinc, lead and tungsten all fell, the ministry said.

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