List of countries by copper production

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World copper output in 2012.
Production trends in the top five copper-producing nations

This is a list of countries by mined copper production for 2014.

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.

Rank Country/region 2014 copper production (thousand tonnes)
 World 18,700
1 Chile Chile 5,800
2 China China 1,620
3 Peru Peru 1,400
4 United States United States 1,370
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1,100
6 Australia Australia 1,000
7 Russia Russia 850
8 Zambia Zambia 730
9 Canada Canada 680
10 Mexico Mexico 520
11 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 430
12 Poland Poland 425
13 Indonesia Indonesia 400
Other Countries 2,400

By way of comparison, here are figures from a century ago.[1]

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ed. (1910), vol. 7, p. 109.

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