In 2020, Codelco was the copper mining company with the highest output, producing some 1.73 million metric tons of the metal. The Chilean company was followed by Glencore, with a production output of 1.26 million metric tons.

Leading copper miners worldwide in 2020, by production output (in million metric tons)

CharacteristicProduction in thousand metric tons
BHP Billiton1.11
Southern Copper1
First Quantum0.78
KGHM 0.71
Rio Tinto0.53
Anglo American0.46


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