mexico silver output falls

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    UPDATE 1-Mexico silver output falls 13.8 pct in June

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    MEXICO CITY, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Silver output in Mexico,
    the world's largest producer, fell 13.8 percent in June from a
    year earlier to 233,092 kilograms, the government's statistics
    institute said on Friday.
    Mexico's gold output fell 30.1 percent to 1,563 kg in June,
    it said.
    Mexico's mining and metallurgical production as a whole
    fell 3.2 percent in the month, with declines also in coke and
    zinc.
    A breakdown of metals production follows:
    Product June 2003 Pct Chg Yr-to-date
    vs yr ago
    Gold 1,563 kgs -30.1 11,466
    Silver 233,092 kgs -13.8 1,420,979
    Lead 11,370 tonnes +11.5 68,965
    Copper 25,384 tonnes + 2.0 133,901
    Zinc 32,733 tonnes - 6.2 198,300

    ((Reporting by Chris Aspin, Editing by Gary Crosse; Reuters
    Messaging: [email protected],
    [email protected], +52-55-5282-7153))

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