Platts reported that Peruvian silver output increased in December by 1.7 percent, year-over-year.
As quoted in the market report:
Silver production in December was 305,443 mt or 1.7% more than in the same month a year earlier, the ministry said. While it did not give a reason for the increase, the ministry said that during the month silver production by the leading precious metals local miner, Cia. de Minas Buenaventura, was 41.5 mt or 13.6% of the monthly total.