The economic indicator Imacec declined to levels not seen since 2009 on the back of the work stoppage at the world's largest copper mine.
Operations at Veladero, in northwest Argentina, have been suspended since March 30, following a spillage.
Productivity and competitiveness remain front-of-mind for copper miners at the 2017 CRU World Copper Conference.
Canadian exploration companies Continental Gold, Source Exploration, Tinka Resources and Marlin Gold Mining provide operating updates.
The new terminal, built with a US$150mn investment by the firm Corporación Navíos, is intended to transport 10Mt of minerals per year.