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Drivers of copper scrap collection and use

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

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