Ever wonder which countries export the most copper? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global copper exports within parenthesis. In 2015, world copper exports were US$129.9 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $10.8 billion worth of copper led by the following countries:

  1. Zambia: $5.2 billion
  2. Democratic Rep. Congo: $2.9 billion
  3. Congo: $941 million
  4. South Africa: $615.2 million
  5. Namibia: $363.9 million
  6. Tanzania: $146.1 million
  7. Nigeria: $143.9 million
  8. Morocco: $141.9 million
  9. Egypt: $96 million
10. Tunisia: $79.6 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $34.2 billion worth of copper led by the following countries:

  1. Japan: $6.8 billion
  2. China: $5.6 billion
  3. South Korea: $4.2 billion
  4. Taiwan: $3.4 billion
  5. India: $2.7 billion
  6. Kazakhstan: $2 billion
  7. Malaysia: $1.9 billion
  8. Indonesia: $1.4 billion
  9. Hong Kong: $1.3 billion
10. Turkey: $1.2 billion
European Exporters

Europe exported $44.7 billion worth of copper led by the following countries:

  1. Germany: $11.2 billion
  2. Russia: $4.2 billion
  3. Italy: $3.6 billion
  4. Poland: $3.3 billion
  5. Netherlands: $2.8 billion
  6. Spain: $2.8 billion
  7. France: $2.7 billion
  8. Belgium: $2.3 billion
  9. Bulgaria: $2.3 billion
10. United Kingdom: $1.6 billion
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America exported $20.7 billion worth of copper led by the following countries:

  1. Chile: $17.3 billion
  2. Peru: $1.9 billion
  3. Brazil: $1.1 billion
  4. Colombia: $230.7 million
  5. Ecuador: $38.3 million
  6. Cuba: $26.8 million
  7. Dominican Republic: $20.9 million
  8. Costa Rica: $20.1 million
  9. Honduras: $18.2 million
10. Panama: $16.5 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $3.4 billion worth of copper led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $2.3 billion
  2. Saudi Arabia: $463.6 million
  3. Iran: $247.6 million
  4. Lebanon: $113 million
  5. Israel: $86.7 million
  6. Kuwait: $47.1 million
  7. Jordan: $44.1 million
North American Exporters

North America exported $12 billion worth of copper led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $7.1 billion
  2. Canada: $2.9 billion
  3. Mexico: $1.9 billion
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $2.9 billion worth of copper led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $2.8 billion
  2. New Zealand: $76.6 million
  3. Papua New Guinea: $4.5 million
  4. New Caledonia: $870,000
  5. Fiji: $826,000
  6. French Polynesia: $417,000
  7. Tokelau: $408,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of copper from 2011 to 2015. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -30.7%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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