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What China’s Lower Copper Imports May Indicate

Mark O'Hara
What China’s Lower Copper Imports May Indicate

China (FXI) is the world’s biggest copper importer. Copper mining is concentrated in Latin America, and companies including Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Antofagasta (ANTO), and BHP Billiton (BHP) operate copper mines in the region. Copper prices are seen as an indicator of global economic activity (ACWI).