According to GlobalData, the US is the world’s sixth-largest producer of zinc, with output of 759kt in 2022, up by 8% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from the US decreased by a CAGR of 2.34% and is expected to drop by a CAGR of 0.51% 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.
The US accounts for 6% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (33%), Peru (12%), Australia (10%) and India (6%). Exports of zinc from the US increased by 7% to 702kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to Canada. the US’s zinc exports are expected to drop at a CAGR of 0.49% between 2022 and 2026, to 689kt by 2026.
Leading producers of zinc in the US are Teck Resources and Hecla Mining. Teck Resources's output was 507.42kt in 2021, down by 8% on 2020. Hecla Mining produced 55kt, an increase of 1% on the previous year.
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