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Peru's gold production totaled 13.2Mg (424,467oz) in January, down 17.4% from 16.0Mg in the same month last year, the mines and energy ministry (MEM) reported in a release.
The decrease was due to lower output from Minera San Simón, Barrick Misquichilca, Minera Arasi and Minera Yanacocha, Latin America's largest gold producer.
Zinc output was down 2.9% to 121,424t from 125,059t. The result was due to decreases at Pan American Silver's (TSX: PAA) Quiruvilca mine, Antamina, Minera Santa Luisa, Minera Colquisiri and Volcan.
Iron ore output at the country's only producer, Shougang Hierro Perú, jumped 22% to 540,326t.