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World copper mine production falls 1.8% in early 2019, ICSG says

The following is an edited release from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) showing preliminary data for world copper supply and demand for February 2019. For more detailed information, visit

Preliminary data indicates that world copper mine production declined 1.8% in the first two months of 2019, with concentrate production declining 1.3% and solvent extraction-electrowinning, 4%.

Although a few countries experienced growth, this was largely offset by declines in two major copper producing countries, namely Chile and Indonesia.

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