List of countries by copper production

Production trends in the top five copper-producing countries, 1950-2012

This is a list of countries by mined copper production.

Copper concentrates are commonly exported to other countries to be smelted. A nation's smelter production of copper can differ greatly from its mined production. See: List of countries by copper smelter production.


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2017[1]Edit

2017[2]
Rank Country/region Production (thousand tons of)
  World 19,939
1   Chile 5,503
2   Peru 2,445
3   China 1,656
4   United States 1,260
5   Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1,094
6   Australia 859
7   Zambia 797
8   Mexico 742
9   Russia 705
10   Indonesia 622
11   Poland 620
12   Canada 605
13   Kazakhstan 540
14   Brazil 419
15   Mongolia 384
16   Iran 314
17   Spain 204
18   Laos 153

2015Edit

2015[3]
Rank Country/region Production (thousand tons)
  World 19,100
1   Chile 5,760
2   China 1,710
3   Peru 1,700
4   United States 1,380
5   Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1,020
6   Australia 971
7   Russia 732
8   Zambia 712
9   Canada 697
10   Mexico 594
  Other Countries 3,800

1907Edit

1907[4]
Rank Country/region Production (thousand tons)
 World 723
1   United States 399
2   Mexico 61
3   Spain and Portugal 50
4   Japan 50
5   Australasia 42
6   Chile 27
7   Germany 21
8   Russia 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.world-mining-data.info/?World_Mining_Data___Data_Section
  2. ^ Kay, Amanda (15 February 2018). "Top Copper Production by Country". Copper Investing News. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Annual Publications - 2017: copper production in 2015" (PDF). USGS Minerals Information: Copper. USGS. 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed. (1910), vol. 7, p. 109 - Copper. Production.—

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