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Copper needs 75% of pipeline to go into production

A 10 million-tonne copper supply gap is forecast to open up through 2035, CRU senior analyst Hamish Sampson has told the World Copper Conference during a session examining factors determining the long-term outlook for copper and the copper price.

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Latin America dominates the global copper development pipeline

"[Brownfield] expansions will keep pace with demand until early next decade ... but as demand increases to 22.5Mt by 2025 the gap will be 2.