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TABLE 20
COPPER: WORLD MINE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY 1, 2
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(Metric tons)
 
--- Country   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010  
Argentina-- 180,144 180,200 156,893 143,084 140,318
Armenia 18,000 e 17,600 e 18,800   22,600   25,100  
Australia:e
Concentrates- 806,400 3 828,000 833,000 831,000 856,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 52,400 3 42,000   53,000   23,000   14,400  
Total 858,800 3 870,000 886,000 854,000 870,000
Bolivia 218 606 731 882 r 2,063
Botswanae 24,000   24,000   29,000   27,700 r 31,000  
Brazil:
Concentrates- 147,836 204,828 214,495 205,192 206,800
Leaching, electrowon-- -- 900 3,800 6,500 7,400
Total 147,836   205,728   218,295 r 211,692 r 214,200  
Bulgaria 110,000 110,000 r 105,000 r 105,000 r 105,000
Burma, leaching, electrowon 19,500   13,900 r -- r 3,500 r 12,000  
Canada:
Concentrates- 603,295 594,749 605,399 493,700 r 522,000
Leaching, electrowon-- -- 1,500 1,600 800 3,000
Total 603,295   596,249   606,999   494,500 r 525,000  
Chile:4 - - -    
Concentrates- 3,669,000 3,724,900 3,356,600 3,276,900 3,330,400
Leaching, electrowon-- 1,691,800 1,832,100 1,971,000 2,117,500 r 2,088,500
Total 5,360,800   5,557,000   5,327,600   5,394,400 r 5,418,900  
China:e - - -    
Concentrates- 873,000 928,000 1,070,000 r 1,040,000 r 1,160,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 16,000   18,000   20,000   25,000   35,000  
Total 889,000 946,000 1,090,000 r 1,070,000 r 1,200,000
Colombia-- 725   1,050   1,310   1,420   1,000  
Congo (Kinshasa):5
Concentratese 91,000 r 116,000 r 189,000 r 155,000 r 118,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 53,285   32,099 r 44,742 r 154,751 r 262,000 e
Total 144,285 r 148,099 r 233,742 r 309,751 r 380,000 e
Cyprus, leaching, electrowone -- 300 300 300 300
Dominican Republic -- -- 2,600 11,500 9,200
Finland- 13,316 13,646 13,440 14,600 r 14,700
Georgiae- 9,000 11,000 11,000 11,000 6,100
India- 27,400 33,900 30,600 29,500 r 33,000
Indonesia5 818,000   796,900   632,600   998,530 r 872,300  
Iran: -        
Concentrates- 208,000 - 241,000 241,000 255,000 250,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 9,000   8,000   8,000   7,000   7,000  
Total 217,000 249,000 249,000 262,000 257,000
Kazakhstan 434,100 r 406,800 r 421,700 r 406,100 r 380,000
Korea, Northe 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Korea, Republic of 3 r 6 r 4 r 14 r 9  
Laos: -
Concentrates- -- -- 24,929 54,019 67,806
Leaching, electrowon-- 60,803   62,541   64,075   67,561   64,241  
Total 60,803   62,541   89,004   121,580   132,047  
See footnotes at end of table.    
TABLE 20-Continued
COPPER: WORLD MINE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY 1, 2
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(Metric tons)
 
--- Country   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010  
Macedonia 7,000 r 7,400 r 8,400 r 7,600 r 7,900
Mauritania 5,031   31,956   33,073   35,000   37,000  
Mexico:
Concentrates- 280,840 r 276,530 r 214,644 r 170,597 190,136
Leaching, electrowon-- 46,696 r 58,972 r 53,975 r 57,151   80,000  
Total 327,536 335,502 r 268,619 r 227,748 270,136
Mongolia 129,693 130,160 126,800 129,800 126,100
Morocco 4,600 5,572 5,600 11,800 r 11,200
Namibia 6,262 6,580 7,471 -- --
Pakistan 19,100 18,800 18,700 18,500 18,000
Papua New Guinea 194,355   169,184   159,650   166,700   159,800  
Peru:
Concentrates- 874,601 1,018,156 1,107,789 1,113,449 r 1,094,184
Leaching, electrowon-- 173,871   172,118   160,078   162,800 r 153,000  
Total 1,048,472   1,190,274   1,267,867   1,276,249 r 1,247,184  
Philippines 17,161 22,862 21,235 49,060 58,412
Poland 497,000 452,000 429,000 439,000 r 425,400
Portugal 78,660 90,247 89,070 86,900 74,300
Romaniae, 6 12,132 3 2,213 3 2,000 r 1,000 r 1,000
Russiae 725,000 740,000 750,000 676,000 r 703,000
Saudi Arabia 730 750 e 1,465 2,000 2,000 e
Serbia 12,000 16,500 18,800 19,000 19,000 e
South Africa 89,500   97,000   108,700 r 107,600 r 102,600  
Spain:
Concentrates- 6,616 6,281 7,071 15,400 15,000
Leaching, electrowon-- --   --   --   5,600   5,600 e
Total 6,616 6,281 7,071 21,000 20,600
Sweden 86,800 r 62,800 r 57,220 r 54,602 r 75,977
Tanzania, in concentrates and bullion 3,284 3,275 2,852 r 2,319 r 5,326
Turkeye, 6 70,000 r 81,000   100,000 r 105,000 r 97,000  
United States:5          
Concentrates- 667,000 665,000 801,000 705,000 679,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 530,000   504,000   507,000   476,000   430,000  
Total 1,200,000 1,170,000 1,310,000 1,180,000 1,110,000
Uzbekistan 100,000   95,000   95,000   95,000   90,000  
Zambia:          
Concentratese 350,000 341,000 392,000 r 557,000 r 540,000
Leaching, electrowone 124,000   168,000   163,000   140,000 r 150,000  
Total 474,000 509,000 555,000 r 697,000 r 690,000
Zimbabwe, concentrates 2,581 2,681 r 2,827 r 3,572 r 4,000 e
Grand total 15,100,000   15,500,000   15,600,000 r 15,900,000   16,000,000  
Of which:
Concentrates- 12,300,000 12,600,000 12,500,000 r 12,700,000 r 12,700,000
Leaching, electrowon   2,780,000 r 2,910,000 r 3,050,000 r 3,250,000   3,310,000  
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 20-Continued
COPPER: WORLD MINE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY 1, 2
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eEstimated. rRevised. -- Zero.
1World totals, U.S. data, and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Table represents copper content by analysis of concentrates produced (includes cement copper, if applicable), except where-
otherwise noted. Table includes data available through July 28, 2011.
3Reported figure.
4Reported by Comision Chilena del Cobre. Includes recoverable copper content of nonduplicative mine and metal products
produced from domestic ores and concentrates and leach production for electrowinning.-
5Recoverable content.
6Excludes copper content of pyrite.
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Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

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