Which Country Produces the Most Mine Cobalt?

Cobalt (Mine) Production (tonnes), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 19 countries in 2015, Dem. Republic of the Congo ranked the highest in cobalt (mine) production with 83,529 tonnes followed by China and Canada. On the other end of the scale was Uganda with 181 tonnes, Botswana with 316 tonnes and Indonesia with 350 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Cobalt (Mine) Production indicator page.

Cobalt (Mine) Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia tonnes 4,709 4,358 3,725 4,888 6,385
Brazil tonnes 2,075 3,139 3,623 2,900 3,500
Canada tonnes 3,919 4,636 6,836 6,676 7,168
China tonnes 6,003 6,382 6,843 7,498 8,580
Cuba tonnes 3,721 3,706 3,853 3,792 3,319
Dem. Republic of the Congo tonnes 56,258 97,693 99,475 86,433 76,593
Finland tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 27.0 140 480 1,381 2,061
Madagascar tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 718 2,340
Morocco tonnes 1,600 1,582 1,518 1,314 1,353
Papua New Guinea tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 473 1,224
Philippines tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,500 1,500 1,500 2,269 2,126
Russia tonnes 2,352 2,460 2,337 2,186 2,368
South Africa tonnes 238 1,680 862 1,102 1,294
USA tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Zambia tonnes 1,535 5,134 5,956 5,665 5,658