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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1977
Year 1977, Volume 1 (1977)

Schroeder, Harold J.; Jolly, James H.
Copper,   pp. 329-370 PDF (4.8 MB)


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 370 MINERALS YEARBOOK 1977 
Table 44 —Copper World refinery production by country' 
(Short tons) 
Country 1975 1976 1977° 
North and Central America: 
  Canada2    r583,339 562,695 560,819 
  Mexico    69,610 83,134 80,537 
  United States    1,448,878 1,539,308 1,496,184 
South America: 
  Argentina    rellOaJ 1,693 e1,650 
  Brazil3       rl,442 428 —— 
  Chile    589960 646700 745162 
  Peru    58,390 154,451 200,620 
Europe: 
  Albaniae    8,540 8,800 8,800 
  Austria2    29,686 31,514 34,951 
  Belgium4    393,551 531,080 620,909 
  Bulgaria    57,276 e r5801J1,) e57,000 
  Czechoslovakia2    25,159 24,306 e25,000 
  Finland    89,423 42,052 47,129 
  France    21,491 21,264 24,491 
  German Democratic Republics    52,900  52,900  55,000 
  Germany FederalRepublicof5   r284,619 314,799 304,414 
  Hungary'    12,677 14,440 15,432 
  Norway    21,688 19,574 22,020 
  Poland    r974,034 297,624 338,409 
  Portugal    r3,o23 3,036 3,739 
  Romaniae    T55,(y,y) r55,(yy) 53,000 
  Spain    152,833 165,640 176,370 
  Sweden    54,529 61,240 60,142 
  U.S.S.R.e    r840,®() r880,()()() 890,000 
  United Kingdom    83,226 56,832 48,927 
  Yugoslavia    136,562 134,027 102,489 
Africa: 
  Rhodesia,Southerne    r29,800 r25,900 31,100 
  South Africa, Republic of    r969® 105,400 160,800 
  Zaire5    249,128 72,772 108,807 
  Zambia    693,518 766,043 715,399 
Asia: 
  China, People's Republic or      165,000    165,000    165,000 
  India    18,016 23,040 23,214 
  Iran5    7,700 7,700 7,700 
  Japan'    r817,891 848,549 935,405 
  Koz~,North5    r20,~)t,) 28,000 28,000 
  Korea,Republicof    r24203 34,074 47,267 
  Taiwan    9,413 12,853 12,689 
  Turkey ~..   r278® 30,900 34,943 
Oceania:Australia    182,730 176,719 169,928 
 Total 7,635,535 8,057,487 8,413,446 
eRetimath. °Preliminary. rRe~1~. 
' Unless otherwise noted, data presented represent total primary refined
copper (both fire refined and electrolytically 
refined), including material produced from imported crude copper (blister
and electrolytic anode). 
' Including secondary. 
3Series revised to exclude secondary. 
4Data include leach cathodes from Zaire, secondary and alloy material. 
5Data exclude leach cathodes which are included with Belgium. 


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