Protests halt top copper mines in Peru
Four copper mines: Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde deposit, MMG Ltd’s Las Bambas, Glencore PLC’s Antapaccay and Hudbay Mineral’s Constancia, have been unable to ship their copper concentrates from Matarani since July 18, said Gabriel Monge, manager of port operator Terminal Internacional del Sur.
Last year, the four mines produced about 1.2 million tonnes, or about half of total copper output from Peru, the world’s No. 2 producer. ■