Zambia 2015 Copper Production Unexpectedly Rises on New Mine

  • Advance mainly due to new First Quantum mine's contribution
  • Increase comes amid power shortage and royalty, tax changes

Copper output in Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest producer of the metal, rose by 0.5 percent in 2015 even as the industry faced tax changes, falling prices and an acute power deficit, a mining lobby group said.

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