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Drivers of copper scrap collection and use

Drivers of copper scrap collection and use

Report summary

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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  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Trends in use of scrap
  • Trends in scrap collection
  • Drivers of generation and collection

In this report there are 6 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
    • Scrap and its share of total copper consumption
  • Trends in use of scrap
    • Copper scrap use by region - (kt)
  • Trends in scrap collection
    • Copper scrap collection by region - (kt)
    • Regional scrap trade flows
  • Drivers of generation and collection
    • Actual and modelled scrap collection - (kt)
    • Drivers of scrap collection
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