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The country exported 2.47Mt of semi-manufactured iron and steel products to the US through Q3, up from 1.82Mt a year earlier. Export earnings jumped 81.1% to US$1.38bn.
Copper export revenue fell 17% to US$2.8bn in September due to lower prices, as mining exports dropped 12.7% to US$3bn.
Canadian miner Tahoe Resources said Guatemala's constitutional court responded to requested clarifications about a final resolution for the mining license of the company's Escobal silver asset. The move clears the way for a one-month consultation process with local indigenous communities aimed at reopening the mine, closed since last year.
Fortuna Silver Mines reported a sediment spill at its San José mine in Oaxaca, following heavy rains at the operation's 7,000m3 dry stack contingency pond. The company said it is increasing its pumping capacity at the contingency pond.
Peruvian metals export revenue dropped 9.5% to US$2.20bn in August, led by US$1.18bn in copper exports, according to the central bank.
National copper output slid 1% to 207,161t in August, according to the energy and mines ministry (MEM).