Which Country Produces the Most Mine Lead?

Lead (Mine) Production (kt), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 44 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in lead (mine) production with 2,300 kt followed by Australia and USA. On the other end of the scale was Pakistan with 0.100 kt, United Kingdom with 0.100 kt and Slovakia with 0.200 kt.

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

Lead (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 kt 567 711 621 621 711
Bolivia kt 84.5 72.8 100 81.1 82.1
China kt 1,604 1,981 2,406 2,613 2,697
Dem. People's Republic of Korea kt 27.0 20.0 28.5 38.0 59.0
India kt 82.6 84.4 89.7 104 110
Iran kt 27.0 32.0 40.0 45.0 42.0
Kazakhstan kt 34.0 35.0 38.8 38.0 40.8
Macedonia kt ... ... ... 46.8 41.3 37.3 39.2 42.8
Mexico kt 144 192 224 238 253
Peru kt 302 262 230 249 266
Poland kt 62.9 48.1 53.1 89.0 79.0
Russia kt 72.0 97.0 119 151 165
Sweden kt 69.3 67.7 62.0 63.6 59.6
Turkey kt 21.6 39.0 38.7 57.0 76.6
USA kt 406 369 342 345 340