Copper: United States

This report forecasts US total copper metal demand and refined copper production in metric tons to 2019. Total copper metal demand is segmented by market as follows: building construction, transportation equipment, electrical and electronic equipment, industrial products, and consumer and other markets. Total refined copper production is segmented by method in terms of electrolytic and electrowon.

To illustrate historical trends, total copper metal demand and refined copper production are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, competitive materials, and trends in NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines copper metal and refined copper, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each copper metal and refined copper segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 23-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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