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Zambian copper production rises

The crushed ore
stockpile at Lumwana
“’ one of the mines
contributing to
Zambia’s increasing
copper production
Lusaka, Zambia — MININGREVIEW.COM — 02 July 2010 – Copper production in Zambia “’ Africa’s leading producer of the metal “’ rose from 276 230 tonnes in the five months to May last year, to 321 132 tonnes in the same period this year “’ an increase of more than 16%.

Revealing this in a report issued here, the country’s central bank “’ the Bank of Zambia “’ added that copper exports had increased to 345 329 tonnes in the first five months of 2010 versus 244 873 tonnes in 2009.

The bank went on to say that cobalt production had virtually doubled to 3 210 tonnes in 2010 from 1 613 tonnes last year, and exports had more than doubled to 3 198 tonnes by May this year from 1 587 tonnes in the first five months of 2009.