According to GlobalData, Australia is the world’s third-largest producer of zinc, with output of 1,269kt in 2022, down by 3.5% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Australia increased by a CAGR of 11% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 0.61% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Zinc Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.
Australia accounts for 10% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (33%), Peru (12%), India (6%) and Mexico (6%). Exports of zinc from Australia declined by 2.93% to 2,040kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to China. Australia’s zinc exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.52% between 2022 and 2026, to 2,083kt by 2026.
Leading producers of zinc in Australia are Glencore, China Minmetals and South32. Glencore's output was 605.03kt in 2021, down by 4% on 2020. China Minmetals produced 249.77kt, an increase of 2%, and output from South32 was 70kt, an increase of 8% on the previous year.
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