Which Country Produces the Most Refine Lead?

Lead (Refined) Production (kt), 2015
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 63 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in lead (refined) production with 4,405 kt followed by USA and South Korea. On the other end of the scale was Bosnia and Herzegovina with 0.142 kt, Bolivia with 0.459 kt and Kenya with 1.00 kt.

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

Lead (Refined) 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 235 218 232 207 232
Belgium kt 109 121 119 119 129
Brazil kt 155 172 184 188 182
Canada kt 259 273 283 279 282
China kt 3,773 4,158 4,604 4,591 4,935
Germany kt 391 405 429 423 400
India kt 332 367 419 460 463
Italy kt 149 150 150 138 180
Japan kt 248 267 253 259 252
Mexico kt 229 257 282 279 271
Poland kt 100 120 122 141 145
South Korea kt 333 328 417 460 428
Spain kt 138 165 177 160 157
USA kt 1,215 1,255 1,248 1,221 1,264
United Kingdom kt 312 301 275 312 296