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Major base metal producers worldwide 2016

This statistic represents selected base metal producers worldwide in 2016, based on production volume. Russia-based mining company Norilsk produced around 541,000 metric tons worth of nickel and copper that year.

Major base metal producing companies worldwide in 2016, based on production volume

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2015 and 2016

Supplementary notes

* GlencoreXstrata: Copper: 3,500,000 metric tons; nickel: 221,000 metric tons; zinc: 2,000,000 metric tons; lead: 900,000 metric tons
BHP Billiton: Copper (copper cathodes and concentrated copper): 1,579,800 metric tons; nickel: 80,700 metric tons; lead: 3,700 metric tons; continued activities only.
Teck: Copper (copper cathodes and concentrated copper): 324,000 metric tons; zinc (concentrated zinc and refined zinc): 974,000 metric tons; lead (concentrated lead and refined lead): 227,000 metric tons.
Aurubis: Value for fiscal year 2014/2015; the figure refers to production of copper cathodes
Rio Tinto: includes refined copper
Vale: Nickel: 311,900 metric tons; copper: 453,000 metric tons.
Norilsk: Copper: 344,000 metric tons; nickel: 197,000 metric tons.

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