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Chile's Codelco reports 86% leap to $1.124 billion of profits to September

SANTIAGO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Chile’s state-owned miner Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, on Friday reported a 86% increase in its profit for the first nine months of the year on Friday, to $1.124 billion, amid an increase in production.

The company, which turns over all its profits to government coffers, said production rose 4% year-on-year to 1.165 million tonnes in the first nine months.

The firm said its cash cost fell 11.3% to $ 1.269 per pound between January and September. (Reporting by Aislinn Laing)

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