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Economy, Mining

molybdenum, tungsten, natural gas, gold, Production

The extractive industries figure significantly in the Peruvian economy. Peru ranks as one of the world’s leading producers of copper, silver, lead, and zinc; petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, molybdenum, tungsten, and gold are extracted in significant quantities. Production in 2000 included 2.7 million metric tons of iron ore; 553,924 metric tons of copper; 2,438 metric tons of silver; 132,585 kg (292,300 lb) of gold; and 910,303 metric tons of zinc. Some 39.8 million barrels of crude petroleum were produced, along with 0.28 billion cu m (10 billion cu ft) of natural gas.



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