According to the latest data from the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the UK has become the number one mining investor in Peru, with 20.9% of all forecasted investment, or a total of US$75.8 billion. British investment consists of six mining projects: Anglo-American at Quellaveco (Moquegua), Rio Tinto at La Granja (Cajamarca), ITAFOS-Fosfatos at Mantaro (Junin), Minera Hampton at Los Calatos (Moquegua), Hochschild at Optimización Inmaculada (Ayacucho), and Southern Peaks Mining at Ariana (Junin). Of these, Quellaveco is by far the largest.

The British total now surpasses that of China, which accounts for 17.6% of the total mining investment. In third and fourth place are Canada with 14.7% and Mexico with 13.3%. For more information see here.