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Higher output, lower taxes push Grupo México back to black in Q4'16

Grupo México SAB de CV swung back to black in the fourth quarter of 2016 with a profit of US$95.9 million, up from a net loss of US$17.1 million in the comparable period of 2015, Reuters reported Feb. 1.

The company cited a lower tax payment as a primary reason for the jump in profit.

An increase in copper and gold production at the Buenavista mine in Mexico helped increase quarterly revenue 3.5% year over year to US$2.1 billion. Buenavista is operated by Grupo México subsidiary Southern Copper Corp.

Grupo México expects production in 2017 to decrease somewhat compared to 2016. The group also flagged the potential of negative impacts on future results related to metal price volatility and increasing inflation.