Copper (smelter) production reached 511 kt in 2015 in South Korea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.24 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, copper (smelter) production in South Korea reached an all time high of 511 kt in 2015 and an all time low of 3.20 kt in 1972. When compared to South Korea's main peers, copper (smelter) production in China amounted to 5,500 kt, 10.0 kt in Dem. People's Republic of Korea, 1,244 kt in Japan and 11.0 kt in Vietnam in 2015.
South Korea has been ranked 9th within the group of 35 countries we follow in terms of copper (smelter) production.