According to GlobalData, Bolivia is the world’s eighth-largest producer of lead, with output of 97kt in 2022, up by 8% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Bolivia decreased by a CAGR of 5.59% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 0.42% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Lead Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.

Bolivia accounts for 2% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (43%), Australia (10%), the US (7%) and Mexico (6%). Exports of lead from Bolivia increased by 8% to 146kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to China. Bolivia’s lead exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.41% between 2022 and 2026, to 148kt by 2026.

Leading producers of lead in Bolivia are Glencore and Pan American Silver. Glencore's output was 1.63kt in 2021, down by 14% on 2020. Pan American Silver produced 0.18kt, an increase of 13% on the previous year.

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