Reuters reported today that Japanese copper output is expected to increase by 4.4% from now until the end of the year compared with the latter two thirds of 2013. Local copper demand is rising with increasing urban development and infrastructure refurbishment.
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With supply concerns on the horizon, the copper market could be looking at some positive price movements.
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Reuters reports that while domestic demand remained flat, Japanese copper wire and cable shipments rose 4.9 percent in January from a year earlier. The market news is quoted as saying: Exports of copper cable and wire jumped 53.1 percent in January to 2,100 tonnes, but domestic demand climbed only 3.6 percent to 54,500 tonnes. The appetite for copper, used [...]
Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp. has acquired a 25% stake in a B.C. copper project under development by Vancouver’s Copper Mountain Mining Corp. For full story, click here
Nippon Mining & Metals Co declared that it will resume copper concentrate unloading from a ship for its Saganoseki smelter in southern Japan after an accident prompted operations to be suspended. For full story, click here
Nippon Mining and Metals declared that three workers have been killed while unloading raw materials from a ship at a copper smelter in southern Japan. For full story, click here
Nippon Mining & Metals Co Ltd. declared that three workers were killed in an accident at the weekend while unloading raw materials from a ship for its copper smelter in southern Japan. For full story, click here