According to GlobalData, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the world’s fourth-largest producer of copper in 2022, with output 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 largest producers being Chile, Peru, China and the US. Exports of copper from the Democratic Republic of the Congo increased by 15% 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.
Leading producers of copper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are Glencore, CMOC Group, Zijin Mining Group and China Minmetals. During 2020-2021, Glencore's output was down by 5%, CMOC Group's output increased by 15%, while output from Zijin Mining Group increased by 29%.
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