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Codelco, Freeport-McMoRan Led 10 Largest Copper Miners

March 05, 2012

The following is a table of the world’s 10 biggest copper producers ranked by 2011 mining output, according to London-based consulting company CRU.

Production is in thousands of metric tons and based on a company’s attributable output. If company A is owned by a mining company, the production is attributed to that other mining company. If company A is not owned by another mining company, the production is attributed to company A.

Company                                    Production
1.  Codelco                                  1,723
2.  Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.      1,346
3.  BHP Billiton Ltd.                        1,054
4.  Xstrata Plc                                879
5.  Grupo Mexico                               651
6.  Anglo American Plc                         618
7.  Southern Copper Corp.                      593
8.  Rio Tinto Group                            555
9.  Glencore International Plc                 529
10. Antofagasta Plc                            449

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