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About Copper. The production of copper is a sophisticated and multi-stage process that begins with the extraction of copper ore from mines, a practice dating back thousands of years. Mining operations extract copper ore from the Earth's crust, followed by crushing and beneficiation processes to obtain concentrated copper. Subsequently, smelting processes transform the concentrated copper into molten metal, from which impurities are removed. The refined copper is then cast into various forms, including ingots or cathodes, ready for further manufacturing. The recycling sector also plays a significant role in the copper production chain, as scrap metal is reclaimed, melted, and reintegrated into the manufacturing process, contributing to sustainability and resource efficiency.

Copper must be stored away from strong oxidants such as chlorates, bromates and iodates as it generates explosion. Dispersion of dust must be prevented. Also, it must be stored in a sealed container, in a cool and dry area. In addition, it is necessary to trotect from air and moisture.

Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Copper are listed below.

  • Copper, blister (electrolysis),
  • Copper sulfide ores (heap leaching/cementation),
  • Copper oxide ores + sulfuric acid (acid leaching/ electrolysis)

The uses and applications of Copper may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Copper are cathode; ingot; sheet; rod; wire; tubing; and shot powder.

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Data Legend. The Copper price chart shows the prices in USA Dollar per metric ton (USD/mt) as follows:

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Price Dynamics. The price of Copper in United States increased during February 2019 to 6,060 USD per metric ton, which represents a slight rise of 1% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Copper in United States decreased significantly by 14%. Meanwhile, the average price of Copper in Chinaamounted to 6,200 USD per metric ton, from 7,180 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Copper in China is 1% higher than the price one month before.

The price of Copper in Europe rose throughout February 2019, reaching 6,180 USD per metric ton.  The price in Europe is 5% higher than the average price in the previous month and 13% lower than the average price one year before. In contrast, the prices of Copper in South America increased modestly during February 2019, reaching 6,070 USD per metric ton, which means a rise of 1% from the previous month’s price and a decline of 14% from the previous year’s price. 

About Copper. The production of copper is a sophisticated and multi-stage process that begins with the extraction of copper ore from mines, a practice dating back thousands of years. Mining operations extract copper ore from the Earth's crust, followed by crushing and beneficiation processes to obtain concentrated copper. Subsequently, smelting processes transform the concentrated copper into molten metal, from which impurities are removed. The refined copper is then cast into various forms, including ingots or cathodes, ready for further manufacturing. The recycling sector also plays a significant role in the copper production chain, as scrap metal is reclaimed, melted, and reintegrated into the manufacturing process, contributing to sustainability and resource efficiency.

Copper must be stored away from strong oxidants such as chlorates, bromates and iodates as it generates explosion. Dispersion of dust must be prevented. Also, it must be stored in a sealed container, in a cool and dry area. In addition, it is necessary to trotect from air and moisture.

Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Copper are listed below.

  • Copper, blister (electrolysis),
  • Copper sulfide ores (heap leaching/cementation),
  • Copper oxide ores + sulfuric acid (acid leaching/ electrolysis)

The uses and applications of Copper may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Copper are cathode; ingot; sheet; rod; wire; tubing; and shot powder.

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