According to GlobalData, Australia is the world’s eighth-largest producer of copper in 2023, with output up by 2% on 2022. Over the five years to 2022, production from Australia decreased by a CAGR of 2.69% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 1% between 2023 and 2027. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Australia Copper Mining to 2030 report. Buy the report here.

Australia accounts for 4% of global production, with the largest producers being Chile, Peru, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and China. Exports of copper from Australia increased by 25% in 2023 over 2022, with the highest share being exported to the Republic of Korea. Australia’s copper exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 2805% between 2023 and 2027.

Leading producers of copper in Australia are BHP, Glencore, Newcrest Mining, Newmont, CMOC Group and Sumitomo Metal Mining. During 2020-2021, BHP's output was up by 49%, Glencore's output decreased by 12%, while output from Newcrest Mining increased by 10%.

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