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Asia smelters to boost copper demand

The copper concentrates market looks set to tighten further as competition for supply intensifies with new Asian smelter capacity coming on stream, according to a presentation in the keynote session at the 16th CRU World Copper Conference in copper capital Santiago, Chile, this week.

World > Central-south-america

Asia smelters to boost copper demand

The copper concentrates market looks set to tighten further as competition for supply intensifies with new Asian smelter capacity coming on stream, according to a presentation in the keynote session at the 16th CRU World Copper Conference in copper capital Santiago, Chile, this week.

Asia smelters to boost copper demand

Jiangqiang Wu, president of Chinalco China Copper, which has smelting capacity of 630,000 tonnes a year in China, said China would continue to invest in smelter capacity going forward with several projects already approved and others in the pipeline.