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TABLE 21
COPPER: WORLD SMELTER PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY 1, 2
(Metric tons, gross weight)
 
Country   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010  
Armenia, primary 8,791 6,954 6,480 6,858 7,500
Australia, primary 377,000 399,000 449,000 422,000 410,000
Austria, secondary 65,900 80,200 94,200 90,800 92,200 p
Belgium, secondary 114,600 115,000 e 124,500 114,400 118,600
Botswana, primary3 24,255   19,996   23,146   24,382   24,000 e
Brazil:
Primary 179,700 178,367 184,400 r 176,000 176,400
Secondarye 40,000   40,000   39,100 r 31,000   47,700  
Total 219,700   218,367   223,500 r 207,000   224,100  
Bulgaria:
Primary 217,000 217,600 257,100 256,200 265,000
Secondarye 24,000   11,500   21,200   20,000   19,600  
Total 241,000   229,100   278,300   276,200   284,600  
Canada:
Primary 484,675 470,713 443,798 316,510 318,000
Secondary 35,826   46,101   41,777   29,733   31,800  
Total 520,501 516,814 485,575 346,243 349,800
Chile, primary 1,565,400   1,514,300   1,369,200   1,522,300   1,559,800  
China:e
Primary 1,920,000 2,110,000 2,500,000 2,700,000 r 2,800,000
Secondary 700,000   800,000   870,000   1,100,000   1,300,000  
Total 2,620,000 2,910,000 3,370,000 3,800,000 r 4,100,000
Congo (Kinshasa), primary, electrowon 10,000 e 1,800   --   --   --  
Finland:
Primary 162,300 141,000 172,354 137,710 149,000 e
Secondarye 2,000   2,000   2,000   2,000   2,000  
Total 164,300   143,000   174,354   139,710   151,000 e
Germany:
Primary 273,800 270,200 295,000 286,300 r 378,700
Secondary 266,300   273,400   293,300   247,500 r 212,400  
Total 540,100   543,600   588,300   533,800 r 591,100  
India:
Primary 610,000 700,000 651,000 705,100 654,000
Secondarye 15,000   15,000   11,000   10,000   2,000  
Total 625,000 715,000 662,000 715,100 656,000
Indonesia, primary 201,200   277,100   253,300   295,900   276,800  
Iran:e
Primary 177,000 180,000 180,000 193,000 190,000
Secondary 65,000   70,000   68,000   67,000   90,000  
Total 242,000   250,000   248,000   260,000   280,000  
Japan:
Primary 1,409,087 1,367,310 1,366,310 1,297,943 1,382,700
Secondary 219,203   245,208   259,060   243,859   260,200  
Total 1,628,290 1,612,518 1,625,370 1,541,802 1,642,900
Kazakhstan, undifferentiated 426,200 r 392,834 392,575 369,000 370,900
Korea, North, undifferentiatede 15,000   15,000   15,000   15,000   15,000  
See footnotes at end of table.  
TABLE 21-Continued
COPPER: WORLD SMELTER PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY 1, 2
(Metric tons, gross weight)
 
Country   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010  
Korea, Republic of:
Primarye 450,000 470,000 502,000 r 455,000 476,000
Secondarye 35,000 r 45,000   42,000 r 44,000   65,000  
Total 485,000 r 515,000   544,000 r 499,000   541,000  
Mexico:
Primary 260,200 222,600 200,200 153,700 153,000 e
Secondarye 5,000   5,000   5,000   5,000   5,000  
Total 265,200 227,600 205,200 158,700 158,000 e
Namibia, primarye, 4 22,000 21,000 16,271 5 21,500 r, 5 20,000
Oman, primary 20,710 13,940 11,906 12,000 e 14,000
Pakistan, primarye 23,600 18,200 17,800 17,500 17,000
Peru, primary 381,300 296,100 360,400 341,500 r 312,968
Philippines, primary 239,600   220,000   239,700 r 230,100   216,200  
Poland:
Primary 445,100 r 438,100 438,600 427,800 r 452,200
Secondary 80,000   40,000   43,900   68,800   94,300  
Total 525,100 r 478,100   482,500   496,600 r 546,500  
Russia:e
Primary 635,000 650,000 630,000 580,000 590,000
Secondary 312,000   290,000   235,000   220,000   240,000  
Total 947,000   940,000   865,000   800,000   830,000  
Serbia:e
Primary 40,000 30,200 31,900 32,000 35,000
Secondary 1,000   1,000   1,000   1,000   1,000  
Total 41,000 31,200 32,900 33,000 36,000
Slovakia, secondary 22,000 e 20,600 e 27,500 34,200 46,500
South Africa, primary 98,900 r 111,900 r 94,800 r 86,900 r 75,900  
Spain:
Primary 263,100 249,400 256,900 261,000 236,000
Secondarye 6,482 5 6,700   3,000   4,000   19,000  
Total 269,582   256,100   259,900   265,000   255,000  
Sweden:
Primary 138,800 132,500 128,500 126,000 137,000
Secondarye 55,000   46,500   53,800   39,600   42,000  
Total 193,800   179,000   182,300   165,600   179,000  
Thailand:
Primary 25,300 r 11,900 r -- -- --
Secondary 1,750 r 814 r --   --   --  
Total 27,050 r 12,714 r -- -- --
Turkey, undifferentiatede, 6 30,000 30,000 35,000 30,000 30,000
United States, undifferentiated 501,000 617,000 574,000 597,000 601,000
Uzbekistan, undifferentiatede 95,000 92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000
Vietnam, primarye 4,800 r, 5 11,000 r, 5 2,200 6,000 8,000
Zambia, primary   290,000   224,000   232,000 e 334,000   490,000  
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 21-Continued
COPPER: WORLD SMELTER PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY 1, 2
(Metric tons, gross weight)
 
Country   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010  
Grand total: 14,100,000   14,300,000   14,700,000   14,900,000 r 15,600,000  
Of which
Primary:
Electrowon 10,000 e 1,800 -- -- --
Other 10,900,000 r 11,000,000 r 11,300,000 r 11,400,000 r 11,800,000
Secondary 2,070,000 r 2,150,000 r 2,240,000 r 2,370,000 r 2,690,000
Undifferentiated   1,070,000 r 1,150,000 r 1,110,000 r 1,100,000 r 1,110,000  
eEstimated. pPreliminary. 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.
2This table includes total production of smelted copper metal, including low-grade cathode produced by electrowinning methods.-
The smelter feed may be derived from ore, concentrates, copper precipitate or matte (primary), and (or) scrap (secondary).-
To the extent possible, primary and secondary output of each country is shown separately. In some cases, total smelter production is
officially reported, but the distribution between primary and secondary has been estimated. Table includes data available through-
July 28, 2011.
3Copper content of nickel-copper matte exported to Norway for refining.
4Includes 8,000 to 10,000 metric tons per year for 2006 produced from imported toll concentrates.
5Reported figure.
6Secondary production is estimated to be about one-third of total.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

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