According to GlobalData, Papua New Guinea is the world’s sixteenth-largest producer of copper, with output of 73kt in 2022, up by 9% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Papua New Guinea decreased by a CAGR of 10.8% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 9% 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.

Papua New Guinea accounts for 0.34% of global production, with the other largest producers being Chile (25%), Peru (11%), China (9%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (9%).

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