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Vol 3 (AAC) No 11

Published 1st September 2010


Congo-Kinshasa

Aiming high

China will soon surge ahead to become Congo's leading partner but not before sorting out employment and artisanal mining issues

Congo-Kinshasa will outstrip its rivals over the next two years to become the world's second largest copper producer (behind Chile), with a total annual production of 1.94 million tonnes, according to Kinshasa's Ministry of Mines. Annual production levels currently stand at about 450,000 tonnes.

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