Chilean state copper giant Codelco saw its production of the red metal plunge in December, while other top mines in Chile also saw output drop off, government figures showed. The national copper commission Cochilco said that output at Codelco, the world's largest copper miner, fell 16% year-on-year to 157,800 tonnes for the month. Total 2020 production for the miner inched up 1.2% over the previous year.
After seven years of work, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA), and Chile's Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) reached an agreement on the Work Plan so that Colombia can export its Hass avocado to Chile.
Commercial air links with both Chile and Brazil will remain suspended for a further three months until 29 June 2021, according to The Falklands Islands Government. This follows a robust review of the current complexities surrounding the worldwide pandemic, in particular travel restrictions, global border controls and the emergence of new variants of the coronavirus.
Due to the frontal system, 6,000 farmers have reported some damage to their crops, according to Jorge Valenzuela President of the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile (Fedefruta). One of the most affected fruit is the table grape. All the white mid-season varieties has problems ranging from 50%-100% because they split. Plums, peaches, blueberries in Ñuble and apple and pear orchards in Maule have also suffered damage.