Peruvian copper covers 27% of China’s imports

Peru is the second largest supplier of copper and zinc to China, the main consumer of the metals in the world, informed the Minister of Energy and Mines, Jaime Gálvez. Peru supplies around 27% of China’s demand for the red metal and 19% for zinc, he added. The reflection of this dynamic can be seen in international trade where, according to Gálvez, 64.2% of the value of copper exports last year was destined for China; and in the case of zinc, it represented 23.8%.

Source: La República