Zambia Copper Output to Double in 2017, Mines Minister Says

  • 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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