Chilean mining sector expected to be undeterred by 2nd wave of COVID-19

The mining sector is likely to be one of the industries least affected by the lockdowns in Chile, S&P Global Ratings senior economist Elijah Oliveros-Rosen said. There may be some delays in transporting staff, but goods will be unimpeded by the restrictions. Chile had the highest estimated tonnage of copper production in the world in 2020, totaling 5.7 million tonnes, estimated to decrease to 5.4 million tonnes in 2021, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. 

Source: S&P Global