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Chile cuts copper production growth forecast due to mine delays

Project delays prompted a Chilean government agency to temper its projections for copper output in the top-producing country.

It's the latest sign of the challenges facing the industry as demand for this metal rises.

Cochilco forecasts that Chile's production will peak at 7.14 million metric tonnes in 2030, according to a document posted on its website.

While that volume is 33% higher than the 2022 levels, it is below the agency's peak projection . . .

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