In this Insight we discuss and explain the key drivers of scrap collection and use, with use defined as consumption of scrap either at a semis producer or in the production of cathode. Scrap's share of the copper market has remained relatively constant over time at 35-40% of total consumption of metal, despite record high copper prices and increased recycling legislation. The largest contributor is known as direct use scrap, whereby semis mills either supplement their cathode requirements...
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Insight | Aug 2013
Drivers of copper scrap collection and use
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