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Don’t Get Too Carried Away with Record Chinese Copper Imports

Mark O'Hara
Don’t Get Too Carried Away with Record Chinese Copper Imports

China is the world’s biggest copper importer. Copper mining is concentrated in Latin America, and companies including Southern Copper (SCCO) and Antofagasta (ANTO) operate copper mines in the region. Copper, which is considered an indicator of the global economy, is languishing near the $6,000 per metric ton level after having topped $7,000 per metric ton earlier this year.