Chile copper production down 0.5% in December - Cochilco
SANTIAGO, Feb 3 (Reuters) -Chile's total copper production fell 0.5% in December to 495,800 tonnes, government body Cochilco said on Friday.
Production from state-owned giant Codelco slipped 11.8% on a yearly basis to 145,100 tonnes, Cochilco said, while output from BHP-controlled BHP.AX Escondida fell 1% to 85,500 tonnes.
Collahuasi, a joint venture of Anglo American AAL.L and Glencore GLEN.N, produced 51,300 tonnes, a 2.8% increase.
Reporting by Fabian Andres Cambero; Editing by Steven Grattan
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