Which Country Produces the Most Refined Copper?

Copper (Refined) Production (kt), 2015
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 46 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in copper (refined) production with 7,964 kt followed by Chile and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Thailand with 0.230 kt, Oman with 1.30 kt and Bolivia with 1.83 kt.

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

Copper (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 445 424 477 460 481
Chile kt 3,277 3,244 3,092 2,902 2,755
China kt 4,051 4,540 5,163 5,879 6,667
Dem. Republic of the Congo kt ... ... 170 259 355 453 643
Germany kt 669 704 709 682 678
India kt 533 512 505 494 644
Japan kt 1,440 1,549 1,328 1,516 1,468
Kazakhstan kt 313 323 339 367 351
Mexico kt 261 247 403 377 355
Poland kt 502 547 571 566 565
Russia kt 855 900 927 889 876
South Korea kt 532 565 595 591 604
Spain kt 329 348 354 407 351
USA kt 1,161 1,095 1,040 1,001 1,040
Zambia kt 690 767 516 530 568