According to GlobalData, Peru is the world’s fifth-largest producer of lead, with output of 244kt in 2022, down by 7.69% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Peru decreased by a CAGR of 3.67% and is expected to drop by a CAGR of 0.41% 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.

Peru accounts for 5% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (43%), Australia (10%), the US (7%) and Mexico (6%). Exports of lead from Peru declined by 7.3% to 403kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to China. Peru’s lead exports are expected to drop at a CAGR of 0.39% between 2022 and 2026, to 397kt by 2026.

Leading producers of lead in Peru are Volcan Compania Minera SAA, Compania De Minas Buenaventura SAA, Glencore, Pan American Silver and BHP. Volcan Compania Minera SAA's output was 55.40kt in 2021, up by 35% on 2020. Compania De Minas Buenaventura SAA produced 24.97kt, a decrease of 22%, and output from Glencore was 19.08kt, a decrease of 14% on the previous year.

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