Map and table of world copper smelters

Metadata Updated: December 4, 2018

This map and table comprise information on 124 world copper smelters (2 of which are closed and 1 of which is under development) and 4 (low-grade solvent extraction-electrowinning) operations whose product requires further processing to produce refined copper. The map shows the locations of facilities and a color code based on the capacity of the facilities. These data have been compiled from multiple sources and estimates, based upon production and other pertinent information. The data presented in this report can be used with data on annual copper production and on the environmental releases that characterize particular types of processes to estimate environmental residuals from copper production.

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Metadata Date December 7, 2016
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2003 (publication)
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Metadata Date December 7, 2016
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2003 (publication)
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