Mining exports from Catamarca, Salta and Jujuy increased by 62.5%

Sunday, March 26, 2023


NOA, together with Catamarca, Salta and Jujuy, are the provinces most distinguished in terms of mining, so projects and investments, to which materials exports are added, undoubtedly set the pace of activity and this is reflected in the figures that have been revealed.

According to official information, the value of mineral exports in February 2023 amounted to 294 million US dollars, which corresponds to an annual increase in values ​​of 7% for the month of February.

One of the substances produced in these provinces is lithium, and a lithium table has been formed where policies and measures to be implemented are discussed. Regarding lithium, it is noted that exports amounted to 58 million US dollars in February, which means an annual increase of 85%, which represents a historical record for exports for the month of February. With regard to the quantities exported, lithium recorded an increase of 31% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Meanwhile, total lithium exports during January and February amounted to 140 million US dollars, an increase of 166% compared to the same period in 2022.

Now, as far as the NOA provinces are concerned, with Catamarca, Jujuy, and Salta in the lead, mining exports, according to the report echoed by Pai Negosos; It amounted to $106 million in February of this year, an increase of 46.4% compared to the same month of the previous year.

In the first two months of 2023, mining exports from these provinces totaled 235 million US dollars, which means an annual growth of 62.5% for the provinces compared to the same period in 2022.

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In terms of the destination of exports, according to the source consulted, Switzerland, the United States, Canada and South Korea are the main destinations for mining exports from Argentina in the first two months of 2023. These four countries accounted for 71% of the total mining. Exports, worth $481 million. In February, it accounted for 69% of mining exports worth US$201 million.

In terms of lithium exports, the destinations are China, South Korea, the United States and Japan, which accounted for 98% of lithium exports in February and 93% in the first two months of 2023.

other metallic

Other metallic minerals also performed well, with exports reaching US$512 million in the first two months of the year, representing a 14% increase over the same period in the previous year.

Aileen Morales

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