* Copper production increased 16.5% to 256,352 tons in 2Q19 compared with 2Q18 due to higher production at our Peruvian Toquepala
mine (+67.6%) and our Buenavista mine (+11.4%) in Mexico.
As for Peru, the start of operations of the Toquepala
expansion supported the increase in production, which was 29.5% greater than in the same period a year earlier.
Investments include the Toquepala
expansion project, increasing copper output by 100,000 tons to up to 245,000 tons in 2019, and its greenfield Tia Maria project at 120,000 tons of production, which has been delayed for a number of years due to resistance to the project.
Other copper mines that produce more than 100,000 mt/y include Glencore's Antapaccay (206,500 mt/y), Chinalco's Toromocho (194,700 mt/y), Southern Copper's two units (Cuajone at 161,100 mt/y and Toquepala
at 145,000 mt/y) and Hudbay Minerals' Constancia (121,800 mt/y).
Silver mine production increased by 3.9% in 1Q18 when compared with 1Q17, mainly as result of higher production at the Buenavista and La Caridad mines, partially offset by lower production at the IMMSA and Toquepala
A representative of Southern Copper Corp said there were no reports of damage at its Cuajone and Toquepala
mines in the regions of Moguegua and Tacna.
Some of the main projects are the expansion of Toquepala
, the construction of Linea Amarilla, the construction and operation of the Shahuindo mine, the development and construction of La Arena Project, the construction of the Aloft Hotel, among others.
Moquegua, Mariscal Nieto, between Cuajone and Toquepala
, 17[grados]04'54.02"S-70[grados]43'43.51"W, 3600 m, 15 Febrero 1983, M.