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Platts reported that the value of Bolivia’s mineral exports fell 19.5 percent year-on-year in February, hitting $237 million. The decline came on the back of low metals prices and the closure of operations in the country. As quoted in the market news: Zinc concentrates exports fell 17.4% year on year to $112.7 million in February, …

Platts reported that the value of Bolivia’s mineral exports fell 19.5 percent year-on-year in February, hitting $237 million. The decline came on the back of low metals prices and the closure of operations in the country.
As quoted in the market news:

Zinc concentrates exports fell 17.4% year on year to $112.7 million in February, while silver dropped 20.7% to $83.6 million and copper plummeted 58.6% to $4.3 million, the country’s National Statistics Institute said in a statement.
The value of gold, tungsten and antimony exports fell by half to $2.7 million, $2.2 million and $500,000, respectively, it said. Lead rose 6% to $24 million, while tin jumped 58.5% to $3 million.
Refined gold exports, which are reported separately, were little changed at $118.2 million, the agency said.
Refined silver rose 4% to $13.4 million, while copper cathodes gained 8% to $1.3 million, according to the agency. Refined tin dropped 7.7% to $43 million, while antimony plunged 63.8% to $1.5 million.

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