According to GlobalData, China is the world’s third-largest producer of copper in 2022, with output up by 9% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from China increased by a CAGR of 1% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 0.02% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Copper Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.

China accounts for 9% of global production, with the largest producers being Chile, Peru, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the US. Exports of copper from China increased by 47% in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to Italy. China’s copper exports are expected to drop at a CAGR of 2.64% between 2022 and 2026.

Leading producers of copper in China are Zijin Mining Group and Zhaojin Mining Industry. During 2020-2021, Zijin Mining Group's output was up by 29%, Zhaojin Mining Industry's output increased by 20%.

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