According to GlobalData, Peru is the world’s second-largest producer of zinc, with output of 1,459kt in 2022, down by 4.8% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Peru increased by a CAGR of 0.99% and is expected to drop by a CAGR of 1.13% 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.

Peru accounts for 12% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (33%), Australia (10%), India (6%) and Mexico (6%). Exports of zinc from Peru declined by 3.64% to 1,552kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to China. Peru’s zinc exports are expected to drop at a CAGR of 0.61% between 2022 and 2026, to 1,515kt by 2026.

Leading producers of zinc in Peru are Volcan Compania Minera SAA, Glencore, BHP, Teck Resources, Compania De Minas Buenaventura SAA and Pan American Silver. Volcan Compania Minera SAA's output was 220.70kt in 2021, up by 32% on 2020. Glencore produced 214.63kt, a decrease of 4%, and output from BHP was 131.67kt, an increase of 8% on the previous year.

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