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The 2018 copper production hits 861,946 tonnes

The performance of the sector was better in 2017 relative to 2018. The increase in copper production is attributed to:
i. The ramp up in Production at Kalumbila
ii. Improved plant availability and utilization at the Tailings Leach Plant at KCM coupled with higher grades
iii. Commissioning of the Synclinorium Shaft at Mopani in Kitwe has increased volume of ore being hoisted.

Copper Production (Tonnes)

Mine 2017 (Tonnes) 2018 (Tonnes)
Kansanshi Mining 250 803,96 249 532,07
Lumwana 116 170,67 101 890,03
Mopani 44 860,35 62 191,24
Konkola 84 436,08 93 165,01
Chibuluma 10 194,50 11 258,53
CNMC Luanshya 43 206,34 50 363,32
Lubambe 18 037,06 22 074,50
NFCA 27 706,22 27 644,02
Sino Metals 7 100,00 9 312,90
Kalumbila Minerals 190 913,23 223 655,12
Small Scale 5 900,71 10, 859,47
Total         799 329.12        861 946.19

below is a link to the 2018 production figures summary. 

http://mines.org.zm/download/2018-production-figures-summary/ 

 

Source: Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development

 

 

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