INTL COPPER CONF: Copper ‘attractive’ to miners despite need for innovation

Global copper miners regard the commodity as increasingly attractive despite a greater need for smelter adaptation and balanced financing, according to panelists at Fastmarkets’ International Copper Conference in Amsterdam.

Lauding copper’s value chain as ‘attractive,’ Codelco’s senior vice president of commercial, Roberto Ecclefield, told delegates that copper’s diverse and competitive landscape presented an interesting dynamic for miners. Specifically, the incremental growth of Chinese smelting capacity – particularly for copper cathode – has prompted a structural change for mining companies, and one that miners believe is a positive change. “I think it’s clear that Chinese...

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Hassan Butt

March 13, 2019

11:20 GMT

Amsterdam