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ICA: China’s Share in Global Copper Demand Keeps Expanding
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Sep 18,2017

SHANGHAI, Sept. 18 (SMM) – Copper demand in China rose significantly in recent years along with economic growth, said Zhou Sheng, International Copper Association (ICA)’s President for China.

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China’s copper demand beat that of the US to become the world number one in 2002.

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China’s copper demand was 12.60 million tonnes in 2016, with its share to global demand up from 20% in 2006 to 46% in 2016.

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