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World Copper

World Copper

Growth in the world market for copper metal (i.e., the copper content of semi-finished products such as wire, tube, rod, and bar) will total 4.2% annually through 2019 in volume terms.  Gains will be driven by fast growth in building construction activity and demand for products such as copper wire and tube.  

Building Construction Remains Largest Copper Outlet

Building Construction will be the largest and fastest growing market through 2019, accounting for almost half of total demand.  Copper will remain a critical material for a diverse set of applications, including wire and cable, HVAC and refrigeration equipment; and pipe.  Market growth will be fueled by a strong acceleration in building construction activity in the US, combined with robust growth in emerging economies such as China.

Asia/Pacific Region Posts Fastest Gains

Robust expansion in China’s building construction and manufacturing sectors (e.g., automotive, machinery, appliances), will drive copper metal sales in the massive Asia/Pacific market.  Rapid industrialization efforts and rising urbanization rates in India will also fuel sales growth.  

Five Suppliers Lead Refined Copper Production

Most of the world’s leading producers of refined copper are back-integrated into mining operations.  The industry is also increasingly using scrap metal in copper production as recycling capabilities improve worldwide.  Key industry participants include Aurubis, BHP Billiton, Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), Freeport-McMoRan, Glencore, Grupo México, Jiangxi Copper, Jinchuan Group, JX Nippon Mining & Metals, Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group, and Yunnan Copper Industry Group.

Scope of the Report

This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the world market for copper metal including key trends in major markets, as well as refined copper demand and production, smelter production, and mine output in each major country.  For six world regions and 21 major countries, this study provides historical data for 2004, 2009, and 2014 with forecasts to 2019 and 2024.  Year by year historical market volatility is also addressed.  Data is provided in metric tons.  Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

Refined copper production in each country is segmented by:
Primary Electroltyic
Secondary Electrolytic (using recycled scrap)
Electrowan

Markets for copper metal analyzed in this report are:
Building Construction
Electrical & Electronic
Transportation Equipment
Industrial Products
Consumer & Other

World regions covered in this report include:
North America
Western Europe 
Asia/Pacific
Central & South America
Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Population Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION
    • World Electrical & Electronics Sector Outlook
      • Table WORLD ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Motor Vehicle & Parts Outlook
      • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE & PARTS MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • Copper Production Process
      • Table CHART II-1 COPPER PRODUCTION & REFINING PROCESS
      • Mining & Smelting
      • Refining
      • Copper Metal Fabrication
      • Copper Recycling
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table CHART II-2 WORLD COPPER METAL PRICE, 2004-2014
    • Competitive Materials
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
  • WORLD COPPER MINING
    • General
    • Reserves by Country
      • Table WORLD COPPER ORE RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Production by Country
      • Table WORLD COPPER MINE PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD COPPER MINE PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2014
      • Chile
      • China
      • Peru
      • United States
      • Democratic Republic of the Congo
      • Australia
      • Other Countries
    • International Trade
      • Table WORLD COPPER MINE NET EXPORTS BY REGION
  • WORLD COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • Refined Copper Overview
      • Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD REFINED COPPER DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART IV-1 WORLD REFINED COPPER DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
      • Production by Region
        • Table WORLD REFINED COPPER PRODUCTION BY METHOD & REGION
        • Table CHART IV-2 WORLD REFINED COPPER PRODUCTION BY METHOD & REGION, 2014
        • Table WORLD PRODUCTION OF ELECTROLYTIC REFINED COPPER BY SOURCE & REGION
        • Table WORLD PRODUCTION OF ELECTROLYTIC REFINED COPPER FROM PRIMARY SOURCES BY REGION
        • Table WORLD PRODUCTION OF ELECTROLYTIC REFINED COPPER FROM SECONDARY SOURCES BY REGION
        • Table WORLD PRODUCTION OF ELECTROWON REFINED COPPER BY REGION
      • International Trade & Stockpiles
        • Table WORLD NET EXPORTS OF REFINED COPPER BY REGION
    • Copper Metal Overview
      • Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
        • Table CHART IV-3 WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
      • Scrap Utilization
        • Table WORLD SCRAP USE IN COPPER MILLS BY REGION
      • Demand by Market
        • Table WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-4 WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
        • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION
        • Table WORLD ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKET FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION
        • Table WORLD TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION
        • Table WORLD CONSUMER & OTHER MARKETS FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD NET EXPORTS OF COPPER MILL PRODUCTS BY REGION
        • Table CHART IV-5 WORLD COPPER NET EXPORTS BY TYPE & REGION, 2014
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
    • North America: Copper Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • North America: Copper Markets
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: COPPER METAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
      • United States: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Copper Markets
        • Table UNITED STATES: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
      • Canada: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Copper Markets
        • Table CANADA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
      • Mexico: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Copper Markets
        • Table MEXICO: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
    • Western Europe: Copper Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Copper Markets
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER METAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
      • Germany: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Copper Markets
        • Table GERMANY: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
      • Italy: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Copper Markets
        • Table ITALY: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
      • France: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Copper Markets
        • Table FRANCE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
      • United Kingdom: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Copper Markets
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
      • Spain: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Copper Markets
        • Table SPAIN: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Belgium
      • Belgium: Economic Overview
      • Belgium: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table BELGIUM: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Belgium: Copper Markets
        • Table BELGIUM: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Copper Markets
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Copper Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Asia/Pacific: Copper Markets
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER METAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
      • China: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Copper Markets
        • Table CHINA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
      • Japan: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Copper Markets
        • Table JAPAN: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
      • India: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Copper Markets
        • Table INDIA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
      • South Korea: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Copper Markets
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Economic Overview
      • Taiwan: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Copper Markets
        • Table TAIWAN: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Economic Overview
      • Indonesia: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Copper Markets
        • Table INDONESIA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: Economic Overview
      • Thailand: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table THAILAND: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Thailand: Copper Markets
        • Table THAILAND: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Copper Markets
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
      • Central & South America: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Copper Markets
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Copper Markets
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Copper Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Copper Markets
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table IRAN: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Market Composition
      • Table WORLD REFINED COPPER SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART IX-1 WORLD REFINED COPPER MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Exploration & Development
        • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS FOR EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT
      • Mining
        • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS FOR COPPER MINING
      • Refining & Mill Products
        • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS FOR COPPER REFINING & MILLING
    • Production & Development
    • Company Profiles
      • African Rainbow Minerals Limited
      • Anglo American plc
      • Antofagasta plc
      • Aurubis AG
      • BHP Billiton Limited
      • Boliden Group
      • China Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Limited
      • CITIC Group Corporation
      • Compañía Minera Milpo SAA
      • Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile
      • First Quantum Minerals Limited
      • Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated
      • Glencore plc
      • Grupo México SAB de CV
      • Hindalco Industries Limited
      • Jiangxi Copper Corporation
      • Jinchuan Group Company Limited
      • JX Holdings Incorporated
      • KGHM Polska MiedŸ SA
      • LS-Nikko Copper Incorporated
      • Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel
      • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
      • National Iranian Copper Industries Company
      • PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara
      • Rio Tinto Group
      • Sumitomo Metal Mining Company Limited
      • Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holdings Company Limited
      • Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company
      • Vedanta Resources plc
      • Xiangguang Copper Company Limited
      • Yunnan Copper Industry Group Company Limited

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