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Zambia's copper production hits record high in 2020, mines minister says

02/23/2021 | 03:27am
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LUSAKA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Zambia produced 882,061 tonnes of copper in 2020, up 10.8% from the 100%,430 tonnes produced in 2019, Mines Minister Richard Musukwa said on Tuesday, calling it a "historical high".

Musukwa said Zambia aims to produce more than 900,000 tonnes of copper in 2021, and has a long-term goal of exceeding 1 million tonnes annual production. (Reporting by Chris Mfula in Lusaka, Writing by Helen Reid in Johannesburg, Editing by Catherine Evans)

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