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Global Oxygen Free Copper Market 2017-2021

Global Oxygen Free Copper Market 2017-2021

About Oxygen Free Copper

Oxygen free copper (OFC), also referred to as oxygen free high conductivity (OFHC) copper, refers to a group of copper alloys (wrought high conductivity) that are electrolytically refined for the reduction of oxygen levels to a bare 0.001% or below. Oxygen free copper is manufactured in equipment that sustains the molten metal that has been protected from exposure or contact with air during the process of oxygen content removal. The cathode copper that is selected is directly converted into required cast shapes, thereby eliminating the contamination of electrolytic copper in pure form. This production process ensures a high-quality metal containing copper in the range 99.95%-99.99%. Oxygen free copper demonstrates the properties of pure copper and is available in many forms, including profiles, strip, bar, sheet, rod, plate, wire, and tube.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global oxygen free copper market to grow at a CAGR of 4.27% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global oxygen free copper market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of oxygen free copper.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Oxygen Free Copper Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Citizen Metalloys
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • KGHM Polska Miedź
  • Mitsubishi Materials
  • National Bronze & Metals
  • SAM Dong America
Other prominent vendors
  • Cupori
  • KME Germany
  • Pan Pacific Copper
  • Shcopper
  • Wieland-Werke
  • Zhejiang Libo Holding Group
Market driver
  • Increasing demand in specific electronic equipment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Fluctuations in price of copper
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing use of golden RCA jacks with oxygen free copper cables
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Oxygen Free Copper Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global oxygen free copper market: Citizen Metalloys, Freeport-McMoRan, KGHM Polska Miedź, Mitsubishi Materials, National Bronze & Metals, and SAM Dong America.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Cupori, KME Germany, Pan Pacific Copper, Shcopper, Wieland-Werke, and Zhejiang Libo Holding Group.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is increasing use of golden RCA jacks with oxygen free copper cables. The global oxygen free copper market has witnessed an increased use of RCA jacks with oxygen free copper cables. An RCA jack is also referred to as a phono connector or an RCA plug and consists of a circular and small hole. It is ringed with metal in electronic devices, such as audio and video players, digital media players, video cameras/camcorders, turntables, game console systems, and others.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing demand in specific electronic equipment. One of the major reasons for the increasing demand for oxygen free copper is the efficiency of OFHC in powerful and specialist electronic equipment, including those used in the generation of microwaves. Microwaves refer to the invisible, short wavelength, and super-energetic radio waves used in radar navigation equipment and microwave ovens. Microwaves comprise a magnetron, at the heart of which is a ring shaped OFHC copper cathode that emits and vibrates microwaves in a vacuum pertaining to an anode. The microwaves are then channeled using an OFHC waveguide, either into the cooking compartment connected to the microwave oven or are beamed out by a satellite or an antenna into the air in radar equipment.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Fluctuations in price of copper. The price of oxygen free copper is dependent upon the price of copper as a metal. Furthermore, the price of copper is determined by the capacity of suppliers to extract the metal and transport it to cater to the demands of end-users. Other factors that influence the price of copper include economic growth, interest rates, availability of substitutes of copper, and political considerations. The rising prices of copper could lead to increased use of substitute metals, such as aluminum, in electrical equipment, power cables, and refrigeration tubes.

Companies Mentioned

Citizen Metalloys, Freeport-McMoRan, KGHM Polska Miedź, Mitsubishi Materials, National Bronze & Metals, SAM Dong America, Cupori, KME Germany, Pan Pacific Copper, Shcopper, Wieland-Werke, and Zhejiang Libo Holding Group.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Classification of oxygen free copper based on international standards
      • Table Properties of oxygen free copper
      • Table OFHC: Fabrication rating
      • Table Oxygen free copper: Regional specifications
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global oxygen free copper market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user industry
    • Global oxygen free copper market by end-user
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market by end-user 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market by end-user 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
    • Global oxygen free copper market by electronics and electrical
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market by electronics and electrical 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global oxygen free copper market by electronics and electrical 2016-2021
    • Global oxygen free copper market by high-tech and telecom
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market by high-tech and telecom 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global oxygen free copper market for high-tech and telecom 2016- 2021
    • Global oxygen free copper market by others
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market by others 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global oxygen free copper market by others 2016- 2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global oxygen free copper market by geography
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market by geography 2016 and 2021($ millions)
      • Table Global oxygen free copper market by geography 2016 and 2021($ millions)
    • Oxygen free copper market in APAC
      • Table Oxygen free copper market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Oxygen free copper market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Oxygen free copper market in Americas
      • Table Oxygen free copper market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Oxygen free copper market in Americas 2016-2021
      • Table Consumption of copper and copper alloy products in US 2016
    • Oxygen free copper market in EMEA
      • Table Oxygen free copper market in EMEA 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Oxygen free copper market in EMEA 2016-2021
      • Table Consumption of refined copper in EU 2016
      • Table Electronics and electrical engineering: Leading producers in the EU
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Comparison of OFHC copper with ETP copper
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing use of golden RCA jacks with oxygen free copper cables
    • Growing application in high-tech scientific equipment
    • Increased availability of high conductivity oxygen free copper
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Citizen Metalloys
      • Table Citizen Metalloys: Product offerings
      • Table Citizen Metalloys: Oxygen free copper: Technical details
    • Freeport-McMoRan
      • Table Freeport-McMoRan: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Freeport-McMoRan: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • KGHM Polska MiedŸ
      • Table KGHM Polska MiedŸ: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table KGHM Polska MiedŸ: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Mitsubishi Materials
      • Table Mitsubishi Materials: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Mitsubishi Materials: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • National Bronze & Metals
      • Table National Bronze & Metals: Product offerings
    • SAM Dong America
      • Table SAM Dong America: Product offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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