June 16, 2017



Global copper reserves were 720 million tonnes (Mt), with Chile dominating with 210Mt or 29.2% of the total. This was followed by Australia with 88Mt (12.2%), Peru with 82Mt (11.4%) and Mexico with 46Mt (6.4%). Copper is available in different forms, including sulfide deposits, carbonate deposits and silicate deposits. Porphyry copper deposits are the main source of copper, and approximately 60% of the world’s copper is sourced from these deposits, followed by sediment-hosted stratabound deposits with 20%.


  • The report contains an overview of the global copper mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodity.
  • It also provides information about global copper reserves, the historic and forecast data on copper production, prices, copper metal consumption, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development copper projects

Content of the Report

  • Executive Summary
  • Global Copper Mining – Reserves, Production and Consumption
  • Reserves by Geographical Region and Major Mines
  • Reserves by country
  • Historical and Forecast Production
  • Total production, by country
  • Active Mines
  • Exploration Projects
  • Development Projects
  • Global Copper Consumption
  • Demand Drivers
  • Growing investment in global power transmission and distribution sector
  • Growing global construction sector
  • Major Global Copper Producers
  • Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco)
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc
  • BHP Billiton Ltd
  • Glencore Plc
  • Anglo American plc
  • Southern Copper Corporation (SCC)
  • Antofagasta plc
  • KGHM Polska Miedz S
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd
  • Appendix
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Secondary Research
  • Primary Research
  • Contact GlobalData
  • About GlobalData
  • GlobalData’s Services
  • Disclaimer


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Gain an understanding of the global copper mining industry, reserves, historic and forecast data on copper production, prices, copper metal consumption, demand drivers, active, exploration and development copper projects and the competitive landscape.

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