Copper Production

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Chile is the largest producer of copper in the world, accounting for close to a third of global copper production.

In 2014, the country produced 5.75Mt of copper. Chile's state-controlled miner Corporación Nacional del Cobre (Codelco) is considered the world's largest copper and molybdenum producer, having produced a total 1.84Mt last year.

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Chilean copper production continued the trend reported in May – following three consecutive months of falling output – and rose 2.9% year-on-year in June to 513,791t. Production for the first six months of the year was up 2.4% to 2.94Mt.

These are some of the latest BNamericas' news, analysis, projects and companies related to copper production.

Mining in Chile: The world's largest copper producer

TREND: Cochilco 1Q15 forecast under the microscope

Antofagasta cuts production guidance on Antucoya delays

Chile's copper output grows in June

TREND: Chile casts its environmental eye on miners

Demand or supply: The great copper divide?

The following is a list of the major copper mining projects (with stage of development, location and investment amount) in Latin America.

Collahuasi, PhaseIIISuspensionsMiningChileCopperUS$5bn - US$8bn
Cerro CasaleEIS - ApprovedMiningChileCopperUS$5bn - US$8bn
Andina 244 expansion projectEIAsMiningChileCopperUS$5bn - US$8bn
RT SulfidesEISsMiningChileCopperUS$5bn - US$8bn
Quebrada Blanca Phase IIPermittingMiningChileCopperUS$5bn - US$8bn
Las BambasConstructionMiningPeruCopperUS$8bn - US$10bn
New Mine Level, El TenienteConstructionMiningChileCopperUS$5bn - US$8bn
Cobre PanamáConstructionMiningPanamaCopperUS$5bn - US$8bn