Author: Paul Ploumis
22 Jan 2015 Last updated at 10:14:15 GMT
NEW DELHI (Scrap Monster): After a small hike, the price of the commodity is expected to decline, it might even slump below 2,000 dollars per tonne by 2017. Simon Hunt, a global copper analyst as well as economist stated that, the price of copper will stabilize in the second quarter of the year, and from the beginning of third quarter, the price of the commodity will start to hike and there is also a chance that the price of the commodity might reach to a record of 10,000 dollars per tonne by the end of 2015 or by the beginning of 2016, and then the commodity will begin its downward journey again.
He was speaking at the MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He forecast that, the price of copper might decline even lower to 2,000 dollars per tonne by the year 2017. When he was asked about the condition of other metals he stated that, all the other metals are likely to share the similar fate, one way or the other, except for gold.
The value of copper has been declining, and is staying at the present around 5,000-5,500 dollars per tonne. According to the reports, even though the global market is facing a supply glut at the moment, the supply outlook for 2015, has been reduced from 400,000 tonnes to 100,000 tonnes. Hunt expects that, the global market will grow on a smaller pace in the 2015, but he still isn't sure about its effect in India.