Accordingly, the largest copper mining company worldwide is the Chilean company Codelco. This state-owned company reported copper production figures of 1.83 million metric tons in 2016. The second largest copper producer worldwide, with approximately 1.82 million metric tons in 2015, is the United States-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. Other top mining companies like BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto closely follow.
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