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Peru November Copper Output Rose 5.8% on Xstrata, Antamina Gains

January 03, 2012

Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Peru’s copper output rose 5.8 percent to 110,458 metric tons in November on gains at mines operated by Xstrata Plc and Cia. Minera Antamina SA, the government said.

Gold production fell 12.2 percent to 12,089 kilograms, an eight-year low, on declining output at one of Cia. de Minas Buenaventura SAA’s mines, the Energy & Mines Ministry said today in an e-mailed statement. Iron and molybdenum production rose, while silver, zinc, lead, tin and tungsten all fell, the ministry said.

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