Better Figures in Mining Activity

Exports from mining companies in Honduras totaled $133 million from January to July 2018, 35% more than reported in the first seven months of 2017.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Central Bank of Honduras reported that during the first seven months of the year the exported value of zinc was $37.4 million, above the $24 million reported in the same period of 2017. This increase is mainly due to the 17.4 million pounds sold to Mexico and Belgium.

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On the other hand, lead shipments reached $11.7 million, an increase of $8 million linked to the 64.9% price rise. This good was especially in demand by South Korea and Australia.

The report states that external gold sales reached $59.7 million, $4.5 million less than that reported in July of the previous year, a decrease that is the result of the 12.1% fall in volume of 12.1%, although the average price was higher by 5.7%.

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