DRC H1: 2018 Cop­per up 8%, Cobalt rises 38%...

Zambian Business Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Cop­per out­put in Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo rose 7.9% year-on-year in the first half of 2018 to 597,249 tonnes and cobalt pro­duc­tion jumped 37.6% to 52,491 tonnes, the cen­tral bank said.

Congo is Africa’s top cop­per pro­ducer and the world’s lead­ing miner of cobalt, which is a key com­po­nent in elec­tric ve­hi­cles and other elec­tronic prod­ucts.

Gold pro­duc­tion rose 15.8% over the same pe­riod to 17,948 kg, cen­tral bank data showed.

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