List of countries by copper production

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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.

2017[edit]

2017[1]
Rank Country/region Production (thousand tonnes)
  World 19,700
1 Chile Chile 5,330
2 Peru Peru 2,390
3 China China 1,860
4 United States United States 1,270
5 Australia Australia 920
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the 850
7 Zambia Zambia 755
8 Mexico Mexico 755
9 Indonesia Indonesia 650
10 Canada Canada 620

2015[edit]

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

2012[edit]

World copper output in 2012.

1907[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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