Zambia Copper Output to Double in 2017, Mines Minister SaysBy
New mines and increased power supply to spur output increase
Production to rise slightly this year as operations recover
Zambia’s copper production will double in 2017 from a projected level of as much as 750,000 metric tons this year, said Christopher Yaluma, the mines minister of Africa’s second-biggest producer of the metal. A CRU Group analyst said the target is “wildly optimistic.”
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