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Copper output in 2005
Copper ( ) is a chemical element with the symbol Cu ( ) and atomic number 29.It is a ductile metal with excellent electrical conductivity and is rather supple in its pure state and has a pinkish luster which is (beside gold) unusual for metals which are normally silvery white. It finds use as a heat conductor, an electrical conductor, as a building material, and as a constituent of various metal alloys.

List of producing countries

This is a list of countries by copper mine in 2006 mostly based on British Geological Survey accessed in June 2008.



Rank by
sovereign state
Country/Region Copper mine production (tonnes)
World 15,100,000
1 Chilemarker 5,360,800
2 United Statesmarker 1,220,000
3 Perumarker 1,049,933
4 Chinamarker 915,000
5 Australia 875,000
6 Indonesiamarker 817,796
7 Russiamarker 675,000
8 Canadamarker 606,958
9 Zambiamarker 502,998
10 Polandmarker 497,200
11 Kazakhstanmarker 459,200
12 Papua New Guineamarker 194,355
13 Argentinamarker 180,144
14 Iranmarker 150,000
15 Brazilmarker 147,836
16 Mexicomarker 129,042
17 DR Congomarker 131,400
18 Mongoliamarker 129,675
19 Uzbekistanmarker 103,500
20 Bulgariamarker 99,000
21 South Africa 89,700
22 Swedenmarker 86,746
23 Portugalmarker 78,660
24 Laosmarker 60,803
25 Indiamarker 31,000
26 Turkeymarker 30,000
27 Botswanamarker 24,255
28 Burmamarker 19,500
29 Pakistanmarker 18,700
30 Armeniamarker 17,800
31 Philippinesmarker 17,700
32 Georgiamarker 14,600
33 Finlandmarker 13,000
34 Romaniamarker 12,179
35 North Koreamarker 12,000
36 Vietnammarker 11,400
37 Serbiamarker 11,100
38 Spainmarker 8,700
39 Macedoniamarker 7,054
40 Namibiamarker 6,262
41 Mauritaniamarker 5,031
42 Moroccomarker 4,500
43 Tanzania 3,285
44 Zimbabwemarker 2,581
45 Japanmarker 1,000
46 Cyprusmarker 900
47 Saudi Arabiamarker 604
48 Colombiamarker 600
49 Albaniamarker 400


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