According to GlobalData, Kazakhstan is the world’s tenth-largest producer of copper, with output of 755kt in 2022, up by 11% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Kazakhstan increased by a CAGR of 5% and is expected to drop by a CAGR of 0.63% 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.

Kazakhstan accounts for 4% of global production, with the other largest producers being Chile (25%), Peru (11%), China (9%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (9%). Exports of copper from Kazakhstan increased by 9% to 1,307kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to Russia. Kazakhstan’s copper exports are expected to drop at a CAGR of 0.49% between 2022 and 2026, to 1,282kt by 2026.

Leading producers of copper in Kazakhstan are KAZ Minerals and Glencore. KAZ Minerals's output was 292.51kt in 2021, down by 2% on 2020. Glencore produced 33.03kt, a decrease of 5% on the previous year.

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