Peruvian miners boosted production of four major metals through September at the expense of byproducts such as silver and lead.
Peruvian miners are spending more on everything from exploration to engineering studies as the industry seeks to tap into the metals rally, but the country's mining trade group warns it will take more to bring new mines and expansions online.
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Copper production was down 11% in the first nine months, while output in the third quarter fell 15%, the Switzerland-based group said.