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Global refined copper consumption distribution by region 2018

Distribution of refined copper consumption worldwide in 2018, by region

by M. Garside, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Global refined copper consumption distribution by region 2018 The world’s largest consumer of refined copper in 2018 was China. In that year, they consumed a 49 percent share of the global copper consumption.
Copper the base metal

Copper is a versatile base metal that is very vital for different sectors. Copper is commonly used for making electrical wiring. It also used for building construction, producing industrial machinery, transportation vehicles, architecture, and fuel gas. It is an important part of connectors, brakes, and wiring.

Production and consumption of copper

In 2017, an estimated 23.8 million metric tons of copper was consumed worldwide. While China was the largest consumer of refined copper in 2017, they were also the largest producer of refined copper. That year they were responsible for a 37.8 percent share of the total global production of refined copper. Following China was Chile, who produced a 10.4 percent share of the worldwide refined copper production. In 2018, there was about 21 million metric tons of copper produced in mines worldwide.
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Distribution of refined copper consumption worldwide in 2018, by region

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