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Global copper short-term outlook July 2018

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31 July 2018

Global copper short-term outlook July 2018

Report summary

The copper market service short term outlook (STO) is published monthly and provides a forecast of copper supply and demand fundamentals over the next two-years. Positive macro news, the weaker dollar and ongoing concerns about supply disruptions continued to underpin copper prices as the producer reporting season kicked off in July. These factors were supplemented, in the final week of the month, by news that the Chinese are considering banning imports of some grades of copper scrap by the end of 2018 over environmental concerns, pushing prices above $6,400/t.

Table of contents

    • Copper key forecasts
    • Market developments
      • Price forecasts and world quarterly supply/demand balance - (kt)
    • Global
    • Germany
      • Production and shipments of copper wire rod and copper semis - kt
    • Concentrate markets
      • Global copper-in-concentrate stock changes - (kt Cu)
      • Blister market RCs
      • Global mine production - breakdown by product type (kt copper in concentrate & leach output)
      • Global copper refined consumption - (kt)

Tables and charts

This report includes 21 images and tables including:

  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Indexed LME cash prices
  • Managed money CFTC positions
  • LME prices and exchange stocks
  • Copper end-use sector IPs react to tax reform in India
  • ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator
  • German construction and manufacturing PMIs
  • Concentrate market TCRCs
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 1
  • Demand: Table 1
  • Global quarterly refined copper consumption - kt
  • Supply: Table 2
  • Supply: Table 3
  • Supply: Table 4
  • Supply: Table 5
  • Global copper mine production - (kt copper in concentrate & leach output)
  • Global copper smelter production - (kt)
  • Global copper refinery production - (kt)
  • Copper stocks
  • Copper prices and premia
  • Copper supply/demand balance global summary - (kt)

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