DailyFinance  Sep 17  Comment 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/14 -- Lowell Copper Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:JDL) ("Lowell Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that 95% of the 4,370,000 warrants (the "Warrants") issued on September 14, 2009 (see news...
Reuters  Sep 17  Comment 
Investors are facing up to a decline in their lucrative returns from mining shares, as falling prices for iron ore and copper are set to force mining companies to cut their generous dividends.
Commodity Online  Sep 17  Comment 
and ldquo;For intra-day, support for the commodity is seen at 425 and resistance is seen at 422. If price will break level of 432 then further upside is expected till 436, and rdquo; Amrita Mashar, market research analyst at Commodity Online,...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 16  Comment 
By The Investment Doctor: Excelsior Mining (OTCQX:EXMGF) has announced it has started a drill program in Arizona to further advance its metallurgical studies which should increase the confidence in the viability of the Gunnison copper project in...
Bloomberg  Sep 16  Comment 
Asian Stocks Rally With Copper as Chinese Rates Retreat Asian stocks rose, halting the regional index’s longest slump in 12 years, while industrial metals climbed and...


Copper is a metal used extensively as a heat and electrical conductor, as well as a component in metal alloys, most notably brass and bronze. Annual world production is projected to 18.4 million metric tons in 2008.[1]

Copper is used extensively for electrical wiring and plumbing in buildings. A good overview on the use of copper can be found on the webpage of the International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC).

Copper is known to have antimicrobial properties. It is also an important nutrient. It is widely believed that copper jewelry can help wearer conquer diseases.

The chart at left shows continuos front-month futures prices for High Grade Copper traded on the COMEX.

Prices and Delivery Dates

High Grade Copper futures contracts are traded on the COMEX under ticker symbol HG and are delivered every month of the year. (For more information on commodity tickers, check out the commodity ticker construction page.)

Copper Producers

The four largest copper producers are[2]

Key Trends and Forces

Global Economic Downturn

The usage of copper may be significantly reduced in the current downturn.

Emerging Economies

Improving living conditions and expansion of infrastructure require electrification of houses, manufacturing facilities, and offices. Further copper is required in electrical powerplants, transformation and transport of the energy and for the extension of public transport.

New Electrification Wave

Improved comfort functions and hybrid powertrains require increased amounts of copper to be build into vehicles. Plugin hybrids are going to increase the demand for electric power from the grid. The use of solar panels on buildings increases copper usage in the building sector.



  1. International Copper Study Group - Forecast 2008/2009, October 2008
  2. Freeport McMoRan Presentation, November 2008
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