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Copper Review 2012 and 2013

Copper Review 2012 and 2013

Report summary

2012 was the start of a four year period of supply overhang. As inventories build, prices will come under significant downward pressure and supply growth will slow. Chinese consumption growth will be key.

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  • Copper Review 2012 and 2013 PDF - 322.54 KB 8 Pages, 1 Tables, 4 Figures


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  • 2012 Review
    • Market Developments
    • Demand outlook peters out as…
    • …supply finally comes through
  • The outlook for 2013
  • Points to watch during 2013

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • 2012 Review
    • Prices dominated by macro events
    • LME prices react to rising exchange/reported stocks
    • Regional refined copper consumption growth in 2012
  • The outlook for 2013
    • Increased mine production capability in 2013
    • Changes to consumption and mine production, year-on-year 2000-2013
  • Points to watch during 2013
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