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TABLE 20
COPPER: WORLD MINE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Metric tons)
 
--- Country   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012  
Albaniae 1,700 1,800 2,200 4,900 4,900
Argentina-- 156,893 143,084 140,001 116,698 136,000
Armenia 18,800   23,233   31,062   33,597 r 34,000 e
Australia:e
Concentrates- 833,000 831,000 856,000 922,300 914,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 53,000 r 23,000 r 14,400   35,600   44,000  
Total 886,000 r 854,000 r 870,000   958,000   958,000  
Azerbaijan -- -- 184 160 300
Bolivia 731 882 2,063 4,176 9,449
Botswana 28,800   28,595   20,833   31,929 r 35,708  
Brazil:
Concentrates- 218,295 211,692 213,548 218,670 213,800 p
Leaching, electrowon-- 3,800   6,500   7,400   4,600 7,500 e
Total 222,095 218,192 220,948 223,270   221,000 e
Bulgariae 105,000 105,000 105,000 105,000 107,900 3
Burma, leaching, electrowon-- --   3,500   12,000   10,000 e 10,000 e
Canada:
Concentrates- 605,399 493,700 521,900 565,200 577,700
Leaching, electrowon-- 1,600 800 3,200 1,000 900
Total 606,999   494,500   525,100   566,200   578,600  
Chile:4 -        
Concentrates- 3,356,600 3,276,900 3,330,400 3,238,000 3,405,100
Leaching, electrowon-- 1,971,000 2,117,500 2,088,500 r 2,024,800 2,028,800
Total 5,327,600   5,394,400   5,418,900 r 5,262,800   5,433,900  
China:e -        
Concentrates- 1,070,000 1,040,000 1,160,000 1,270,000 1,600,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 20,000   25,000   35,000   35,000   30,000  
Total 1,090,000 1,070,000 1,200,000   1,310,000   1,630,000
Colombia-- 1,151 r 1,251 r 861 r 890 r 690  
Congo (Kinshasa):5
Concentratese 185,000 r 178,000 160,000 174,000 r 190,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 44,742   167,000 r 270,000   380,000 e 410,000  
Totale 230,000 r 345,000 r 430,000   554,000 r 600,000
Cyprus, leaching, electrowon 2,986 r 2,380 r 2,595 r 3,660 r 4,328
Dominican Republic 2,109 r 12,937 r 10,015 r 11,777 r 11,737
Finland 13,440 r 14,600 14,700 16,000 16,000 e
Georgia 11,000 9,800 6,700 6,300 e 6,300 e
India- 30,600 29,500 35,500 37,700 34,000
Indonesia5 632,600   998,530   878,376   541,200 r 398,500  
Iran:e
Concentrates- 241,000 256,000 249,000 249,000 233,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 7,000   7,000   7,000 r 10,100   12,000  
Total 248,000   263,000   256,000 r 259,000   245,000  
Kazakhstan: 465,000 455,000 427,000 417,000 424,000
Korea, Northe 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Korea, Republic of 4   14   9   NA r NA  
Laos:
Concentrates- 24,929 54,019 67,806 59,897 60,000 e
Leaching, electrowon-- 64,075   67,561   64,241   78,859   79,000 e
Total   89,004   121,580   132,047   138,756   139,000 e
Macedoniae 8,400 7,600 7,900 7,600 r 10,400
Mauritania 33,073   35,000 r 37,000   35,281 r 37,670  
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 20-Continued
COPPER: WORLD MINE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Metric tons)
 
--- Country   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012  
Mexico:e
Concentrates- 172,000 r 173,000 r 170,100 r 295,000 r 343,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 74,500 r 68,000 r 100,000 r 149,000 r 157,000  
Total 247,000 r 241,000 r 270,000 r 444,000 r 500,000  
Mongolia 126,796 129,800 124,985 121,590 121,700
Morocco 5,055 12,615 12,690 12,893 13,000 e
Namibia 7,471 -- -- 3,600 e 4,000 e
Omane 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Pakistan 18,700 18,500 18,000 19,000 e 19,000 e
Papua New Guinea 159,650   166,700   159,800   130,465   121,000  
Peru:
Concentrates- 1,107,789 1,113,454 1,094,123 1,094,971 1,197,560
Leaching, electrowon-- 160,078   162,795   153,022   140,341   101,007  
Total 1,267,867   1,276,249   1,247,145   1,235,312   1,298,567  
Philippines 21,235 49,060 58,412 63,835 65,444
Poland 429,400 439,000 425,400 426,700 427,100
Portugal 89,504 86,500 74,426 79,686 82,500 p
Romaniae, 6 2,000 1,000 5,000 6,500 6,500
Russiae 750,000 676,000 703,000 856,200 r, 3 883,000
Saudi Arabia 1,465 1,719 1,603 1,620 e 1,500 e
Serbia 20,800 r 23,400 r 24,600 r 28,000 r 34,400
South Africa 108,700   107,600   102,600   96,600   77,000 e
Spain:
Concentrates- 7,067 6,987 17,833 32,146 26,500 p
Leaching, electrowon-- --   5,600   28,500   42,100   42,200 p
Total 7,067 12,587 46,333 74,246 68,700 p
Sweden 57,220 r 54,602 r 76,500 83,000 83,000 e
Tanzania, in concentrates and bullion 2,852 3,079 r 6,392 r 6,748 r 5,840
Turkeye, 6 100,000   105,000   97,000   80,000   90,000  
United States:5          
Concentrates- 800,000 r 705,000 679,000 666,000 r 696,000
Leaching, electrowon-- 509,000 r 476,000   430,000   447,000 r 471,000  
Total 1,310,000 1,180,000 1,110,000 1,110,000 1,170,000
Uzbekistane 95,000 95,000 90,000 91,500 3 95,600
Vietname 11,000 r 11,300   11,300   11,000   11,000  
Zambia:e
Concentrates 372,000 557,000 540,000 524,000 515,000
Leaching, electrowon 161,500   141,000   146,000   144,000   175,000  
Total   534,000   698,000   686,000   668,000   690,000  
Zimbabwe, concentratese 2,827 3 3,572 3 4,700   6,000   6,300  
Grand total 15,600,000 16,000,000 16,200,000 r 16,300,000 r 17,000,000
Of which:
Concentrates- 12,500,000 r 12,800,000 12,800,000 12,800,000 r 13,400,000
Leaching, electrowon   3,070,000 r 3,270,000 r 3,360,000 r 3,510,000 r 3,570,000  
See footnotes at end of table.
eEstimated. pPreliminary. rRevised. NA Not available. -- Zero.
1Grand total, U.S. data, and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Represents copper content by analysis of concentrates produced (includes cement copper, if applicable), except where otherwise noted.
Includes data available through February 4, 2015.
3Reported figure.
4Reported by Comisi-n Chilena del Cobre. Includes recoverable copper content of nonduplicative mine and metal products produced from
domestic ores and concentrates and leach production for electrowinning.-
6Excludes copper content of pyrite.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

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