World Copper

 Published On: Apr, 2015 |    No of Pages: 377 |  Published By: Freedonia | Format: PDF
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World demand to rise 4.7% annually through 2019
Worldwide demand for copper metal (produced from refined copper and recycled scrap) is projected to advance 4.7 percent per year to 37.2 million metric tons in 2019. Robust gains in building construction expenditures are expected to boost the use of copper wire, tube, and other mill products in applications such as building wire, plumbing, and architecture. Increased infrastructure investment, particularly in developing countries, will further benefit copper suppliers, as updates to national power grids drive the production of wire and cable. In addition, advances in global manufacturing output are expected to bolster the use of copper metal in industrial machinery, domestic appliances, and other durable goods. Nevertheless, competition from competitive materials, such as plastic pipe in plumbing applications, will restrain faster overall growth.

Production of refined copper to accelerate
Global production of refined copper is forecast to expand 4.6 percent per year to 29.1 million metric tons in 2019. The Asia/Pacific region is expected to see the fastest annual gains, led by increased output in China and India. Electrolytic refining of primary copper will continue to represent the primary method of production in these countries, although recycled scrap will account for a greater share of refined copper output. Downstream copper mills are also expected to increasingly employ recycled scrap as worldwide recovery methods improve. Among other areas, the Africa/Mideast region is forecast to see the fastest gains in refined copper output, particularly in countries such as Congo, where domestic mine production is expanding at a rapid rate. North America is also projected to see copper mine output grow at a strong pace, supported by major expansions in Mexico and Canada

China dominates demand, India to post fastest growth
China drives the global copper market, accounting for more than 40 percent of worldwide demand. The country’s massive building construction and electrical and electronic sectors consume huge volumes of copper in the production of electrical wire, pipe, consumer and business electronics, and telecommunications equipment. Strong domestic output of industrial machinery and household appliances further bolster copper demand in China. India is forecast to register the strongest performance of any major copper market through 2019. Robust increases in domestic building construction, driven in part by an expanding urban population and government investment, will boost copper consumption. Advances in construction spending are also forecast to fuel copper demand in North America, particularly in the US, where building construction activity will significantly accelerate. More moderate increases in copper demand are forecast for Western Europe, where construction and manufacturing output will climb at a belowaverage pace.

Study coverage
Details on these and other key findings are contained in the Freedonia industry study, World Copper. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009, 2014) plus forecasts for 2019 and 2024 by copper metal market, world region, and for 21 major countries. The study also provides historical data and forecasts for refined copper demand and production, smelter production, and mine output in each major country. In addition, the study assesses market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 30 industry players worldwide.

INTRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
World Economic Overview
Recent Historical Trends
World Economic Outlook
World Population Outlook
World Manufacturing Outlook
World Construction Outlook
World Electrical & Electronics Sector Outlook
World Motor Vehicle & Parts Outlook
Copper Production Process
Mining & Smelting
Refining
Electrolytic Refining
Solvent Extraction/Electrowinning
Copper Metal Fabrication
Copper Recycling
Pricing Trends
Competitive Materials
Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

WORLD COPPER MINING
General
Reserves by Country
Production by Country
International Trade

WORLD COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
General
Refined Copper Overview
Demand by Region
Production by Region
Electrolytic
Primary
Secondary
Electrowon
International Trade & Stockpiles
Copper Metal Overview
Demand by Region
Scrap Utilization
Demand by Market
Building Construction
Electrical & Electronic
Transportation Equipment
Industrial Products
Consumer & Other
International Trade

NORTH AMERICA
Economic Overview
Copper Supply & Demand
Copper Markets
United States
Canada
Mexico

WESTERN EUROPE
Economic Overview
Copper Supply & Demand
Copper Markets
Germany
Italy
France
United Kingdom
Spain
Belgium
Other Western Europe

ASIA/PACIFIC
Economic Overview
Copper Supply & Demand
Copper Markets
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Taiwan
Indonesia
Thailand
Other Asia/Pacific

OTHER REGIONS
Central & South America
Economic Overview
Copper Supply & Demand
Copper Markets
Brazil
Other Central & South America
Eastern Europe
Economic Overview
Copper Supply & Demand
Copper Markets
Russia
Poland
Other Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast
Economic Overview
Copper Supply & Demand
Copper Markets
Turkey
Iran
Other Africa/Mideast

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Composition
Market Share
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Cooperative Agreements
Exploration & Development
Mining
Refining & Mill Products
Production & Development
Company Profiles
Aditya Birla Minerals, see Hindalco Industries
African Rainbow Minerals Limited
Anglo American plc
Antofagasta plc
ASARCO, see Grupo México
Aurubis AG
Baiyin Nonferrous Group, see CITIC Group
BHP Billiton Limited
BioSigma, see Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile and JX Holdings
Boliden Group
CABLO Metall-Recyling & Handel, see Aurubis
China Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Limited
Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources, see Yunnan Copper Industry Group
CITIC Group Corporation
Codelco, see Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile
Compañía Minera Antamina, see BHP Billiton and Glencore
Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi SCM, see Anglo American, Glencore, and JX Holdings
Compañía Minera Milpo SAA
Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile
Ernest Henry Mining Proprietary, see Glencore
First Quantum Minerals Limited
Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated
Glencore plc
Gould Electronics, see JX Holdings
Grupo México SAB de CV
Hindalco Industries Limited
Inmet Mining, see First Quantum Minerals
Jiangxi Copper Corporation
Jinchuan Group Company Limited
Jinlong Copper, see Sumitomo Metal Mining and Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holdings
JX Holdings Incorporated
Kamoto Copper, see Glencore
Kennecott Utah Copper, see Rio Tinto Group
KGHM Polska Miedz SA
Kobelco & Materials Copper Tube, see Mitsubishi Materials
LS-Nikko Copper Incorporated
Lumina Copper, see First Quantum Minerals
Minera Escondida Limitada, see BHP Billiton, JX Holdings, Mitsubishi Materials, and Rio Tinto Group
Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel
Minmetals Jiangxi Copper Mining Investment, see Jiangxi Copper
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
Mutanda Mining Sarl, see Glencore
National Iranian Copper Industries Company
Northparkes Mines, see Sumitomo Metal Mining
Oyu Tolgoi, see Rio Tinto Group
Pan Pacific Copper, see JX Holdings
Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining, see Glencore
PolyMet Mining, see Glencore
PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara
PT Smelting, see Freeport-McMoRan, JX Holdings, and Mitsubishi Materials
Resolution Copper Mining, see BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Group
Rio Tinto Group
Sable Zinc Kabwe, see Glencore
Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk, see Aurubis
Sesa Sterlite, see Vedanta Resources
SH Copper Products, see Sumitomo Metal Mining
Southern Copper, see Grupo México
Sumitomo Metal Mining Company Limited
Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holding Company Limited
Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company
Vedanta Resources plc
Xiangguang Copper Company Limited
Xstrata, see Glencore
Yunnan Copper Industry Group Company Limited

List of Tables

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table

MARKET ENVIRONMENT
World Gross Domestic Product by Region
World Population by Region
World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
World Construction Expenditures by Type & Region
World Electrical & Electronic Equipment Manufacturing Value Added by Region
World Motor Vehicle & Parts Manufacturing Value Added by Region

WORLD COPPER MINING
World Copper Ore Reserves by Country, 2014
World Copper Mine Production by Country
World Copper Mine Net Exports by Region

WORLD COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND
World Refined Copper Demand by Region
World Refined Copper Production by Method & Region
World Production of Electrolytic Refined Copper by Source & Region
World Production of Electrolytic Refined Copper from Primary Sources by Region
World Production of Electrolytic Refined Copper fro Secondary Sources by Region
World Production of Electrowon Refined Copper by Region
World Net Exports of Refined Copper by Region
World Copper Metal Demand by Product & Region
World Scrap Use in Copper Mills by Region
World Copper Metal Demand by Market
World Building Construction Market for Copper b Application & Region
World Electrical & Electronic Market for Copper b Application & Region
World Transportation Equipment Market for Copper by Application & Region
World Industrial Product Market for Copper by Applicatio & Region
World Consumer & Other Markets for Copper by Applicatio & Region
World Net Exports of Copper Mill Products by Region

NORTH AMERICA
North America: Copper Supply & Demand
North America: Copper Demand by Market
United States: Copper Supply & Demand
United States: Copper Demand by Market
Canada: Copper Supply & Demand
Canada: Copper Demand by Market
Mexico: Copper Supply & Demand
Mexico: Copper Demand by Market

WESTERN EUROPE
Western Europe: Copper Supply & Demand
Western Europe: Copper Demand by Market
Germany: Copper Supply & Demand
Germany: Copper Demand by Market
Italy: Copper Supply & Demand
Italy: Copper Demand by Market
France: Copper Supply & Demand
France: Copper Demand by Market
United Kingdom: Copper Supply & Demand
United Kingdom: Copper Demand by Market
Spain: Copper Supply & Demand
Spain: Copper Demand by Market
Belgium: Copper Supply & Demand
Belgium: Copper Demand by Market
Other Western Europe: Copper Supply & Demand
Other Western Europe: Copper Demand by Market

ASIA/PACIFIC
Asia/Pacific: Copper Supply & Demand
Asia/Pacific: Copper Demand by Market
China: Copper Supply & Demand
China: Copper Demand by Market
Japan: Copper Supply & Demand
Japan: Copper Demand by Market
India: Copper Supply & Demand
India: Copper Demand by Market
South Korea: Copper Supply & Demand
South Korea: Copper Demand by Market
Taiwan: Copper Supply & Demand
Taiwan: Copper Demand by Market
Indonesia: Copper Supply & Demand
Indonesia: Copper Demand by Market
Thailand: Copper Supply & Demand
Thailand: Copper Demand by Market
Other Asia/Pacific: Copper Supply & Demand
Other Asia/Pacific: Copper Demand by Market

OTHER REGIONS
Central & South America: Copper Supply & Demand
Central & South America: Copper Demand by Market
Brazil: Copper Supply & Demand
Brazil: Copper Demand by Market
Other Central & South America: Copper Supply & Demand
Other Central & South America: Copper Demand by Market
Eastern Europe: Copper Supply & Demand
Eastern Europe: Copper Demand by Market
Russia: Copper Supply & Demand
Russia: Copper Demand by Market
Poland: Copper Supply & Demand
Poland: Copper Demand by Market
Other Eastern Europe: Copper Supply & Demand
Other Eastern Europe: Copper Demand by Market
Africa/Mideast: Copper Supply & Demand
Africa/Mideast: Copper Demand by Market
Turkey: Copper Supply & Demand
Turkey: Copper Demand by Market
Iran: Copper Supply & Demand
Iran: Copper Demand by Market
Other Africa/Mideast: Copper Supply & Demand
Other Africa/Mideast: Copper Demand by Market

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
World Refined Copper Sales by Company, 2014
Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
Selected Cooperative Agreements for Exploration Development
Selected Cooperative Agreements for Copper Mining
Selected Cooperative Agreements for Copper Refining Milling


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