UPDATE 1-Chile's October exports plummet 21% amid unrest, copper, lithium down

UPDATE 1-Chile's October exports plummet 21% amid unrest, copper, lithium downThe value of copper exports from the world’s top producer fell by 22% in October to $2.5 billion, driven primarily by falling prices for the red metal. Chile’s copper mines have mostly maintained production and kept operations running normally despite weeks of unrest in the country, industry insiders told Reuters this week, though there have been incidents at some operations and uncertainty lingers. The value of lithium carbonate exports, meanwhile, fell 9% to $73 million in October.


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