Chile is not only in terms of value, but also by volume the clear number 1 in the international export of copper, which added up to 51,6 billion euros in 2017. Chile's share of nearly 30% of global exports comes closer to just one neighboring country, Peru, with 20,5%. The next ranked Australia lags behind with both 6% world export share. Here it goes directly to the TOP 10!
The semi-precious metal copper is mainly used as a power and heat conductor (eg as an Internet or power cable), but also for decorative purposes such as in furniture and handicrafts.