World Copper

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Growth in copper metal demand will be driven by robust gains in building copper wire and tube, increased investment in electric power wire and cable, and advances in durable goods manufacturing output.

World demand to rise 4.2% annually through 2019

Global demand for copper metal (produced from refined copper and recycled scrap) is projected to advance 4.2 percent per year through 2019 to 36.0 million metric tons, valued at $261 billion. 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 and plumbing. 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 transportation equipment, industrial machinery, domestic appliances, and other durable goods.

India to be fastest growing major market

China drives the global copper metal market, accounting for more than two-fifths of world demand in 2014. The country’s massive building construction and electrical and electronic sectors consume huge volumes of copper in the production of electrical wire, pipe, personal and business electronics, and telecommunications equipment. Strong domestic output of motor vehicles, industrial machinery, and household appliances further boosts copper demand in China.

India is forecast to register the fastest gains of any major copper metal market through 2019. Robust increases in domestic building construction activity, driven in part by an expanding urban population and government investment, will underpin gains in local copper consumption. Advances in construction spending are also projected to fuel copper demand in North America, particularly in the US, where building construction activity will significantly accelerate from the pace of the 2009-2014 period. More moderate increases in copper metal demand are forecast for Western Europe, where construction and manufacturing output will climb at rates below the global average.

Copper mine production to rise 3.7% annually

Global copper mine production is expected to rise 3.7 percent per year to 22.6 million metric tons in 2019. Rapid annual increases are forecast for countries such as Canada, Mexico, and Zambia, where ongoing development of copper projects will propel gains. In Central and South America -- the leading regional supplier of copper ore and concentrates -- Peru is projected to post robust gains in copper mine output. Production of copper ore and concentrates in Chile, which accounted for nearly 30 percent of global output in 2014, will rise at a more modest pace, limited by the country’s aging mines.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findingsare contained in the Freedonia industry study, World Copper. The study analyzes the 29.3 million metric ton world copper industry, with forecasts for 2019 and 2024 by market (e.g., building construction, electrical and electronic, transportation equipment, industrial products), world region, and for 21 major countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 31 industry participants, including Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile, Freeport-McMoRan, Jiangxi Copper.

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  1. World Copper

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $219.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Population Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION

      6. 3.6 World Electrical & Electronics Sector Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      7. 3.7 World Motor Vehicle & Parts Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE & PARTS MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      8. 3.8 Copper Production Process

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        1. CHART II-1 COPPER PRODUCTION & REFINING PROCESS

        2. 3.8.1 Mining & Smelting

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        3. 3.8.2 Refining

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        4. 3.8.3 Copper Metal Fabrication

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        5. 3.8.4 Copper Recycling

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      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

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        1. CHART II-2 WORLD COPPER METAL PRICE, 2004-2014

      10. 3.10 Competitive Materials

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      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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    4. 4 WORLD COPPER MINING

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Reserves by Country

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        1. Table | WORLD COPPER ORE RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2014

      3. 4.3 Production by Country

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        1. Table | WORLD COPPER MINE PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY

        2. CHART III-1 WORLD COPPER MINE PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2014

        3. 4.3.1 Chile

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        4. 4.3.2 China

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        5. 4.3.3 Peru

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        6. 4.3.4 United States

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        7. 4.3.5 Democratic Republic of the Congo

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        8. 4.3.6 Australia

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        9. 4.3.7 Other Countries

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      4. 4.4 International Trade

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        1. Table | WORLD COPPER MINE NET EXPORTS BY REGION

    5. 5 WORLD COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

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      1. 5.1 General

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      2. 5.2 Refined Copper Overview

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        1. 5.2.1 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD REFINED COPPER DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART IV-1 WORLD REFINED COPPER DEMAND BY REGION, 2014

        2. 5.2.2 Production by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD REFINED COPPER PRODUCTION BY METHOD & REGION

          2. CHART IV-2 WORLD REFINED COPPER PRODUCTION BY METHOD & REGION, 2014

          3. Table | WORLD PRODUCTION OF ELECTROLYTIC REFINED COPPER BY SOURCE & REGION

          4. Table | WORLD PRODUCTION OF ELECTROLYTIC REFINED COPPER FROM PRIMARY SOURCES BY REGION

          5. Table | WORLD PRODUCTION OF ELECTROLYTIC REFINED COPPER FROM SECONDARY SOURCES BY REGION

          6. Table | WORLD PRODUCTION OF ELECTROWON REFINED COPPER BY REGION

        3. 5.2.3 International Trade & Stockpiles

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          1. Table | WORLD NET EXPORTS OF REFINED COPPER BY REGION

      3. 5.3 Copper Metal Overview

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        1. 5.3.1 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION

          2. CHART IV-3 WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND BY REGION, 2014

        2. 5.3.2 Scrap Utilization

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          1. Table | WORLD SCRAP USE IN COPPER MILLS BY REGION

        3. 5.3.3 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART IV-4 WORLD COPPER METAL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

          3. Table | WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION

          4. Table | WORLD ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKET FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION

          5. Table | WORLD TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION

          6. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION

          7. Table | WORLD CONSUMER & OTHER MARKETS FOR COPPER BY APPLICATION & REGION

        4. 5.3.4 International Trade

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD NET EXPORTS OF COPPER MILL PRODUCTS BY REGION

          2. CHART IV-5 WORLD COPPER NET EXPORTS BY TYPE & REGION, 2014

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,090.00

      1. 6.1 North America: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 North America: Copper Supply & Demand

        $86.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 6.3 North America: Copper Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: COPPER METAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014

      4. 6.4 United States

        $334.00

        1. 6.4.1 United States: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.4.2 United States: Copper Supply & Demand

          $132.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.3 United States: Copper Markets

          $134.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 Canada

        $255.00

        1. 6.5.1 Canada: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.5.2 Canada: Copper Supply & Demand

          $102.00

          1. Table | CANADA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.5.3 Canada: Copper Markets

          $87.00

          1. Table | CANADA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 6.6 Mexico

        $271.00

        1. 6.6.1 Mexico: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.6.2 Mexico: Copper Supply & Demand

          $104.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.6.3 Mexico: Copper Markets

          $94.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

      $2,189.00

      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Copper Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 7.3 Western Europe: Copper Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER METAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014

      4. 7.4 Germany

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        1. 7.4.1 Germany: Economic Overview

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        2. 7.4.2 Germany: Copper Supply & Demand

          $113.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.4.3 Germany: Copper Markets

          $109.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 7.5 Italy

        $274.00

        1. 7.5.1 Italy: Economic Overview

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        2. 7.5.2 Italy: Copper Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.5.3 Italy: Copper Markets

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          1. Table | ITALY: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 7.6 France

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        1. 7.6.1 France: Economic Overview

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        2. 7.6.2 France: Copper Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.6.3 France: Copper Markets

          $86.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 7.7 United Kingdom

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        1. 7.7.1 United Kingdom: Economic Overview

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        2. 7.7.2 United Kingdom: Copper Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.7.3 United Kingdom: Copper Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 7.8 Spain

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        1. 7.8.1 Spain: Economic Overview

          $95.00

        2. 7.8.2 Spain: Copper Supply & Demand

          $100.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.8.3 Spain: Copper Markets

          $89.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 7.9 Belgium

        $242.00

        1. 7.9.1 Belgium: Economic Overview

          $97.00

        2. 7.9.2 Belgium: Copper Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | BELGIUM: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.9.3 Belgium: Copper Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | BELGIUM: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      10. 7.10 Other Western Europe

        $293.00

        1. 7.10.1 Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

          $88.00

        2. 7.10.2 Other Western Europe: Copper Supply & Demand

          $115.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.10.3 Other Western Europe: Copper Markets

          $89.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Copper Supply & Demand

        $115.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 8.3 Asia/Pacific: Copper Markets

        $86.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER METAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014

      4. 8.4 China

        $348.00

        1. 8.4.1 China: Economic Overview

          $98.00

        2. 8.4.2 China: Copper Supply & Demand

          $129.00

          1. Table | CHINA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.4.3 China: Copper Markets

          $121.00

          1. Table | CHINA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 8.5 Japan

        $241.00

        1. 8.5.1 Japan: Economic Overview

          $84.00

        2. 8.5.2 Japan: Copper Supply & Demand

          $83.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.5.3 Japan: Copper Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 8.6 India

        $274.00

        1. 8.6.1 India: Economic Overview

          $88.00

        2. 8.6.2 India: Copper Supply & Demand

          $93.00

          1. Table | INDIA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.6.3 India: Copper Markets

          $94.00

          1. Table | INDIA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 8.7 South Korea

        $258.00

        1. 8.7.1 South Korea: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.7.2 South Korea: Copper Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.7.3 South Korea: Copper Markets

          $109.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 8.8 Taiwan

        $208.00

        1. 8.8.1 Taiwan: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.8.2 Taiwan: Copper Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.8.3 Taiwan: Copper Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 8.9 Indonesia

        $249.00

        1. 8.9.1 Indonesia: Economic Overview

          $91.00

        2. 8.9.2 Indonesia: Copper Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.9.3 Indonesia: Copper Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      10. 8.10 Thailand

        $202.00

        1. 8.10.1 Thailand: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.10.2 Thailand: Copper Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.10.3 Thailand: Copper Markets

          $86.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      11. 8.11 Other Asia/Pacific

        $288.00

        1. 8.11.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.11.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Copper Supply & Demand

          $120.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.11.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Copper Markets

          $98.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,723.00

      1. 9.1 Central & South America

        $790.00

        1. 9.1.1 Central & South America: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 9.1.2 Central & South America: Copper Supply & Demand

          $96.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 9.1.3 Central & South America: Copper Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 9.1.4 Brazil

          $285.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 9.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $268.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

        $943.00

        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Copper Supply & Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 9.2.3 Eastern Europe: Copper Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 9.2.4 Russia

          $246.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 9.2.5 Poland

          $222.00

          1. Table | POLAND: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 9.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

          $247.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

        $989.00

        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Copper Supply & Demand

          $89.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 9.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Copper Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 9.3.4 Turkey

          $240.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 9.3.5 Iran

          $216.00

          1. Table | IRAN: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | IRAN: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 9.3.6 Other Africa/Mideast

          $296.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: COPPER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: COPPER DEMAND BY MARKET

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,821.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Market Composition

        $90.00

        1. Table | WORLD REFINED COPPER SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      3. 10.3 Market Share

        $207.00

        1. CHART IX-1 WORLD REFINED COPPER MARKET SHARE, 2014

      4. 10.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $117.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 10.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $346.00

        1. 10.5.1 Exploration & Development

          $109.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS FOR EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT

        2. 10.5.2 Mining

          $147.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS FOR COPPER MINING

        3. 10.5.3 Refining & Mill Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS FOR COPPER REFINING & MILLING

      6. 10.6 Production & Development

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Company Profiles

        $4,957.00

        1. 10.7.1 African Rainbow Minerals Limited

          $82.00

        2. 10.7.2 Anglo American plc

          $154.00

        3. 10.7.3 Antofagasta plc

          $178.00

        4. 10.7.4 Aurubis AG

          $164.00

        5. 10.7.5 BHP Billiton Limited

          $166.00

        6. 10.7.6 Boliden Group

          $82.00

        7. 10.7.7 China Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Limited

          $82.00

        8. 10.7.8 CITIC Group Corporation

          $82.00

        9. 10.7.9 Compañía Minera Milpo SAA

          $82.00

        10. 10.7.10 Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile

          $219.00

        11. 10.7.11 First Quantum Minerals Limited

          $190.00

        12. 10.7.12 Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated

          $322.00

        13. 10.7.13 Glencore plc

          $336.00

        14. 10.7.14 Grupo México SAB de CV

          $304.00

        15. 10.7.15 Hindalco Industries Limited

          $82.00

        16. 10.7.16 Jiangxi Copper Corporation

          $189.00

        17. 10.7.17 Jinchuan Group Company Limited

          $170.00

        18. 10.7.18 JX Holdings Incorporated

          $308.00

        19. 10.7.19 KGHM Polska MiedŸ SA

          $187.00

        20. 10.7.20 LS-Nikko Copper Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 10.7.21 Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel

          $145.00

        22. 10.7.22 Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

          $248.00

        23. 10.7.23 National Iranian Copper Industries Company

          $89.00

        24. 10.7.24 PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara

          $82.00

        25. 10.7.25 Rio Tinto Group

          $247.00

        26. 10.7.26 Sumitomo Metal Mining Company Limited

          $246.00

        27. 10.7.27 Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holdings Company Limited

          $146.00

        28. 10.7.28 Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company

          $82.00

        29. 10.7.29 Vedanta Resources plc

          $130.00

        30. 10.7.30 Xiangguang Copper Company Limited

          $82.00

        31. 10.7.31 Yunnan Copper Industry Group Company Limited

          $134.00

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