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Ecuador mining exports going bananas

The value of mining exports in Ecuador is going bananas and are forecast to rise from fourth to second place overall behind oil, overtaking shrimp and the curved yellow fruit in the process, deputy mining minister Reinaldo Reyes told delegates at CGSQuito 2022 in Ecuador.

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Lundin Gold's Fruta del Norte in Ecuador

Mining exports increased 99% in 2021 to US$2.1 billion compared with 2020, due to the ramp-up of the Mirador copper mine and the Fruta del Norte gold mine, in addition to higher metal prices.