Copper Cost Service

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Copper Cost Service

A Subscription Provides:

  • Flexible Cost Scenario Model
  • Detailed Cost Analysis Report
  • Mine cost profiles
  • Industry Cost Curves
  • Data and statistical appendices provided online in Excel
  • Access to CRU's analysts

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CRU's Copper Cost Service, published Tuesday 15th March 2016, highlights the impact of the recent attempts to reduce costs by mining companies. CRU's Senior Consultant Piotr Ortonowski writes "with the copper price having fallen by as much as 50% from 2011 highs, a more substantial number of mines are now struggling to meet their cash costs of production

Analyse and benchmark mining costs at all copper-producing operations worldwide

CRU’s exclusive Copper Cost Service provides you with our independent breakdown of mining costs for all copper-producing assets, and covers the years 2007-2025.

With 100% coverage of global production, 358 mine profiles and our user-friendly cost modelling software, our Copper Cost Service helps you to gain an in-depth understanding of the industry cost structure for copper mining, in order to rank projects against each other, investigate potential investment opportunities, and conduct accurate strategic planning.


Our Copper Cost Service will enable you to:

  1. Review and compare costs at specific mines by creating global cost curves which cover 100% of production
  2. Flex the data to analyse how the position of each operation on the cost curve changes under different macroeconomic conditions
  3. Understand the Chinese market by examining costs for 100% of production at a sub-provincial level, based upon mine visits by CRU’s Beijing office
  4. Benchmark specific cost parameters at individual copper mines with the cost breakdowns in our mine profiles
  5. Enjoy genuine flexing capability by editing mine profiles for analysis within the cost curve
  6. Securely input your own data by downloading our Copper Cost Model onto your own computer
  7. Analyse one consistent view of the world via CRU’s in-house forecasts for by-products and macroeconomic data

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