Which Country Produces the Most Smelter Copper?

Copper (Smelter) Production (kt), 2015
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 35 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in copper (smelter) production with 5,500 kt followed by Chile and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Oman with 1.30 kt, Zimbabwe with 5.00 kt and Dem. People's Republic of Korea with 10.0 kt.

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

Copper (Smelter) 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 422 410 442 422 446
Bulgaria kt 256 247 284 269 294
Chile kt 1,522 1,560 1,522 1,342 1,358
China kt 2,694 2,826 3,037 3,601 4,229
Germany kt 251 379 335 352 290
India kt 705 654 671 695 617
Japan kt 1,302 1,356 1,173 1,275 1,261
Kazakhstan kt 369 354 350 342 326
Peru kt 326 313 299 290 413
Poland kt 458 470 482 467 459
Russia kt 621 647 652 646 650
South Korea kt 455 476 449 477 479
Spain kt 265 259 261 270 212
USA kt 597 601 538 485 517
Zambia kt 402 535 520 519 520