According to GlobalData, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the world’s fourth-largest producer of copper, with output of 1,876kt in 2022, up by 17% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from the Democratic Republic of the Congo increased by a CAGR of 10% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 3% 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.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo accounts for 9% of global production, with the other largest producers being Chile (25%), Peru (11%), China (9%) and the US (6%). Exports of copper from the Democratic Republic of the Congo increased by 15% to 544kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to South Africa. the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s copper exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% between 2022 and 2026, to 610kt by 2026.
Leading producers of copper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are Glencore, CMOC Group, Zijin Mining Group and China Minmetals. Glencore's output was 339.67kt in 2021, down by 5% on 2020. CMOC Group produced 152.21kt, an increase of 15%, and output from Zijin Mining Group was 133.12kt, an increase of 29% on the previous year.
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