Copper Production by Country

Copper is a metallic element whose symbol is “Cu” and the atomic number of the periodic table is 29. It is highly conductive to heat and electricity and is physically soft and malleable. Copper has been used by humans for various purposes dating back to 8,000 B.C. Today, it is mostly used by the electrical industry to make wires, cables, and other electronic components. It is also used as a building material or can be melted with other metals to make coins or jewelry for example.

Copper mostly occurs in ore, found in volcanic and sedimentary rock. From ore, the copper must be extracted through smelting and other processes. Despite its usual amber color, copper may be oxidized and turn green when exposed to water and air—the most famous example being the Statue of Liberty in New York. Moreover, copper is also one of the few metals that is fully recyclable without loss of quality.

Copper is an important commodity that is widely used and its production plays a crucial role in a country’s economic and social growth. More than creating value by exporting the metal, its production also contributes to creating jobs. 

Learn for yourself about copper production by country by examining the map and charts.

Copper Production by Country

Albania - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

3,070

#48 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#91 in the World

Armenia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

83,291

#24 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#92 in the World

Australia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

879,522

#7 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

564,519

#1 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

5,779.6

#28 in the World

Azerbaijan - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

2,591

#50 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

200

#80 in the World

Bolivia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

2,822

#49 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#93 in the World

Brazil - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

352,635

#13 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

246,791

#2 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

36,174.3

#9 in the World

Bulgaria - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

107,610

#20 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

547.5

#68 in the World

Canada - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

475,898

#11 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

36,100

#7 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

12,976.3

#19 in the World

Colombia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

9,356

#43 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

382

#33 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

1,338.2

#48 in the World

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

1,712,964

#3 in the World

Dominican Republic - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

2,193

#51 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#98 in the World

Ecuador - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

49,700

#29 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

611.6

#65 in the World

Eritrea - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

21,725

#37 in the World

Finland - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

36,278

#31 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

4,339.7

#38 in the World

Georgia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

10,000

#42 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#101 in the World

Germany - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

37

#54 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

40,066.3

#8 in the World

India - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

25,770

#36 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

127,000

#4 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

118,201

#2 in the World

Indonesia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

505,200

#10 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

1,810

#24 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

14,300

#16 in the World

Iran - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

313,323

#14 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

32,500

#9 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

28,460

#10 in the World

Kazakhstan - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

548,760

#9 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

12,673

#12 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

4,380

#37 in the World

Kyrgyzstan - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

6,500

#47 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#108 in the World

Laos - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

92,410

#23 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

628

#30 in the World

Mauritania - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

28,491

#35 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

7,822

#17 in the World

Mexico - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

800,316

#8 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

9,377

#14 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

18,453.6

#15 in the World

Mongolia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

291,010

#15 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

5,530

#18 in the World

Morocco - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

31,750

#33 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

27

#41 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

500

#69 in the World

Myanmar - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

196,500

#17 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

400

#72 in the World

Namibia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

15,741

#38 in the World

North Korea - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

2,000

#52 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

1,750

#25 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

1,250

#51 in the World

Pakistan - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

13,200

#39 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

184

#37 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

5,282.7

#31 in the World

Panama - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

205,548

#16 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#114 in the World

Papua New Guinea - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

82,841

#25 in the World

People's Republic of China - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

5,733,100

#1 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

225,000

#3 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

1,032,790

#1 in the World

Peru - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

2,150,126

#2 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

8,894

#15 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

1,234.1

#52 in the World

Philippines - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

60,856

#27 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

27

#42 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

900

#57 in the World

Poland - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

392,700

#12 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

8,454.1

#22 in the World

Portugal - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

32,230

#32 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

1,953

#45 in the World

Republic of Macedonia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

6,625

#46 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

315.4

#74 in the World

Republic of the Congo - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

10,300

#41 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

46

#40 in the World

Romania - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

9,130

#44 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

3,375.4

#40 in the World

Russia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

924,100

#5 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

69,500

#5 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

75,584.8

#5 in the World

Saudi Arabia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

79,060

#26 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

8,735

#21 in the World

Serbia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

52,207

#28 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

1,667.4

#46 in the World

Slovakia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

20

#55 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

4,862.8

#34 in the World

South Africa - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

29,068

#34 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

35,400

#8 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

5,019.5

#32 in the World

Spain - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

190,300

#18 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

14,185.4

#17 in the World

Sweden - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

100,065

#22 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

25,400

#10 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

4,678.3

#36 in the World

Tajikistan - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

1,000

#53 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#117 in the World

Tanzania - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

11,700

#40 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

145

#82 in the World

Turkey - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

107,000

#21 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

8,570

#16 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

40,360

#7 in the World

United States of America - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

1,200,000

#4 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

24,100

#11 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

85,791.4

#4 in the World

Uzbekistan - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

142,800

#19 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

885

#58 in the World

Vietnam - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

37,990

#30 in the World

IRON ORE PRODUCTIONhelp

2,777

#22 in the World

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTIONhelp

23,019.2

#13 in the World

Zambia - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

882,061

#6 in the World

Zimbabwe - Copper Production

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COPPER PRODUCTIONhelp

7,933

#45 in the World