Copper is a chemical element which in pure form is a highly malleable and soft. This metal is a conductor of heat and electricity. This metal is often used as a building material and is also preferred for many other purposes. This is a metal which acts as a constituent of various metal alloys.
In earlier times, copper was primarily mined in Cyprus but later it started getting mined in other countries as well. As of 2009, Chile was the largest producer of copper in the world and produced 5320000 metric tonnes of copper and still continues to be the highest copper producing countries on the globe.
China is the second highest copper producing countries in the world as it produces 1247 thousand metric tons of copper in the world. With a production of 1246 thousand metric tons on annual basis, Peru is another country which produces one of the highest quantities of copper in the world.
United States produces 1136 thousand metric tons of copper per year, thus securing its position among the highest copper producing countries in the world. Some other countries which fall under this list of the highest copper producing countries in the world are Australia, Indonesia, Zambia, Russia, Canada and Kazakhstan.