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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