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Hudbay Minerals Inc. (TSX: HBM), Toronto, international producer of copper and zinc, informed that the production of copper in its Constancia mine (Cusco), fell 6.6% between Q1’16 (29,143 FMT) and Q1’17 (27,211 FMT).

This was due to the lower grades mined and the maintenance work conducted in the plant in Q1’17.

The Canadian company plans to invest US$145 million in 2017, of which US$120 million will be used in support and US$25 million used in the development of the Pampacancha pit.