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 ore can be exported to be smelted so that a nation's smelter production of copper can differ greatly from its mined production. See: List of countries by copper smelter production.

2020[edit]

2020
Rank Country/region Production (thousand tons of)[1]
  World 16,890
1 Chile Chile 5,700
2 Peru Peru 2,200
3 China China 1,700
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1,300
5 United States United States 1,200
6 Australia Australia 870
7 Russia Russia 850
8 Zambia Zambia 830
9 Mexico Mexico 690
10 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 580
11 Canada Canada 570
12 Poland Poland 400

2017[edit]

2017
Rank Country/region Production (thousand tons of)[2][3]
  World 19,939
1 Chile Chile 5,503
2 Peru Peru 3,462
3 China China 1,656
4 United States United States 1,260
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1,094
6 Australia Australia 859
7 Zambia Zambia 797
8 Mexico Mexico 742
9 Russia Russia 705
10 Indonesia Indonesia 622
11 Poland Poland 620
12 Canada Canada 605
13 Zambia Zambia 540
14 Brazil Brazil 419
15 Mongolia Mongolia 384
16 Iran Iran 314
17 Spain Spain 204
18 Laos Laos 153

2015[edit]

2015
Rank Country/region Production (thousand tons)[4]
  World 19,100
1 Chile Chile 5,760
2 China China 1,710
3 Peru Peru 1,700
4 United States United States 1,372
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
Rank Country/region Production (thousand tons)[5]
 Worldwide 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Largest producer of copper in the world 2020". Statista. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  2. ^ Kay, Amanda (15 February 2018). "Top Copper Production by Country". Copper Investing News. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ "World Mining Data - Data Section".
  4. ^ "Annual Publications - 2017: copper production in 2015" (PDF). USGS Minerals Information: Copper. USGS. 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  5. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed. (1910), vol. 7, p. 109 - Copper. Production.—

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