According to GlobalData, Ireland is the world’s fourteenth-largest producer of zinc in 2023, with output down by 48.22% on 2022. Over the five years to 2022, production from Ireland decreased by a CAGR of 6.01% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 20% between 2023 and 2027. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Zinc Mining to 2030 report. Buy the report here.

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Ireland accounts for 0.44% of global production, with the largest producers being China, Peru, Australia and India. Exports of zinc from Ireland declined by 48.22% in 2023 over 2022, with the highest share being exported to Norway. Ireland’s zinc exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 86% between 2023 and 2027.

Boliden is one of the leading producers of zinc in Ireland. In 2021, the company’s output was down by 13% over 2020.

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