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Big Trouble Ahead For Copper Is Good For Silver Prices

What kind of surpluses will the world experience when the copper finance trades go south on top of slowing global industrial demand? Why is this good for silver? As global base metal supply, especially copper, starts to decline, it will drastically impact global silver mine supply. Around 55% of world silver mine supply comes from copper, zinc and lead production.

Copper Price Forecast 2016: Producers Under Pressure

With copper at $2, roughly 20 percent of the world’s production is not economic on a C1-cash-cost basis. Producers have been able to hang on thus far, but if low prices persist, there could be further production curtailments and mine shutdowns down the road. Hopefully that will be a catalyst that will help prices move higher.

$8 Trillion Alternative Energy Boom Is a Win for Copper

Global copper consumption is poised to increase not just because electricity demand is growing. New energy technologies require more copper than traditional sources. Each megawatt of wind power capacity uses 3.6 tonnes of copper. The most significant growth is in production of electric cars, which use 2 to 3 times more copper than internal combustion engines.

The World Has Less Than 5 Days Worth Of Copper Inventories

Global copper inventories fell from 477,014 mt in Mar, to 355,075 mt in Apr. Why would global copper inventories be falling if production is increasing, demand falling & China with a supposed GLUT of copper inventories to work through? Why did Chinese copper imports increase 18.7% Jan-Jul? Does that make any sense whatsoever?

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