By Michael Kaluba
Zambia’s copper production has continued to slump with the country recording over 28,000 metric tons decline in its 2022 half year copper production translating into a 7.17 percent dip as compared to the same period in 2021.
According to production figures for January to June 2022 obtained by Phoenix News from the zambia chamber of mines, the country has this year produced a total of 364,937.58 metric tonnes of copper
This drop in copper production represents a total reduction of 28,177.31 metric tonnes of copper for the first half of 2022.
The statistics come at a time when government envisages an ambitious 1.3 million metric tons of copper for the year 2022 alone and a 3 million metric tonnes of annual copper production within the next 10 years.