Copper earnings drop

MINERS processing copper at one of the mines on the Copperbelt.

ZAMBIA earned about K6 billion in July, a drop in revenue due to continued reduction in the price of copper on the global market.
The price was averaging US$6,248.20 per tonne in July from US$6,954.8 per tonne in June while in terms of export tonnage, the country’s major source of foreign exchange also witnessed a dip of 1.8 percent to about 90,400 tonnes.
Central Statistical Office (CSO) latest data shows that the overall contribution of metals and their products to the total export earnings between July and

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