Congo copper production up 9 pct through Q3 -cbank

DAKAR, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top producer of the metal, was up by 9.3 percent this year through September over the same period last year at 831,000 tonnes, the central bank said on Monday.

In a monthly report the bank also said that cobalt production increased by 18 percent to 59,000 tonnes over the same period and gold production rose 5.7 percent to 23,000 kg.

(Reporting by Aaron Ross; Writing by Sofia Christensen; Editing by Louise Heavens)