Latest data released by Peru’s Energy and Mines Ministry has revealed that tin production by Minsur’s San Rafael mine, the country’s only tin operation, dropped in December 2015 by nearly 23% to 1,841 mt. According to the ministry, provisional tin output from San Rafael fell 15.6% to 19,511t in 2015 from the year before.
ITRI View: The reduced production is not surprising and is primarily a result of the continuing natural decline in tin grades at the mine. Official production data for 2015 will be released by Minsur in due course.
Source: ITRI – www.itri.co.uk