Exports of certain commodities grew sharply in the first half of the year.
Miners are advancing a string of gold projects in Mexico, promising combined annual output of more than 220,000oz.
Chilean authorities are attempting to lower water levels at the Laguna Verde lake near Mandalay Resources' Cerro Bayo gold-silver operation, where flooding trapped two miners.
The lower chamber of congress approved a motion that calls on President Michelle Bachelet to issue a bill that would give the SEA the power to plan environmental policies, with a focus on protecting and developing the country's resources.
Canadian mining exploration companies Oceanus Resources, Magna Terra Minerals, and Los Andes Copper provide operating updates on their projects.
Companies announce corporate updates related to precious metals properties in Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia.
Mining output fell for at least five metals in Peru, while manufacturing, cement and natural gas production also fell.