Chile's Codelco says pre-tax profits in H1 2021 were $3.675 bln

SANTIAGO, July 30 (Reuters) - Top world copper producer Codelco saw pre-tax profits in the first half of 2021 of $3.675 billion while the company's wholly-owned mines produced 796,000 tonnes of copper, up 7% versus the first half of 2020, the company said in a statement on Friday.

The state miner reported direct cash costs rose 3.7% in the first half to $1.347 per pound of copper, versus the first half of 2020. (Reporting by Fabian Cambero, writing by Hugh Bronstein)

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