Global Copper Market

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2019-3-145-80-87

V.B. Kondratyev, V.V. Popov, G.V. Kedrova

Copper and copperbased alloys are used in a variety of industries. Its continued production and use is essential for society's development. Copper is one of the most recycled of all metals. Recycling copper extends the efficiency of use of the metal, results in energy savings and contributes to ensuring that we have a sustainable source of metal for future generations. Copper is an important contributor to the national economies of mature, newly developed and developing countries. Mining, processing, recycling and the transformation of metal into a multitude of products creates jobs and generates wealth. These activities contribute to building and maintaining a country's infrastructure, and other industries. Copper will continue to contribute to society's development well into the future.

Key words: copper mining, country and regional structure, global copper mining companies, copper consumption

Mining Industry Journal №3 (145) 2019, p.80-87