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Copper Monitor

A Subscription Provides:

  • Detailed analysis report every month
  • Near term forecasts for the quarter ahead
  • Separate Copper China fortnightly report from our Beijing office
  • CRU discovered regional (China, Europe and USA) cathode premiums and scrap discounts
  • Up to 25 year data history of copper market balance, production, consumption, stocks, premium and prices on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. All available online in Excel format
  • Country by country breakdown of production and consumption data
  • Comprehensive analysis and data on trends in copper semi-finished products markets
  • News and developments at copper mines, smelters and refineries around the world
  • Monitor provided online and in PDF format
  • Access to Editors

CRU's Copper Monitor, published Thursday 25th August 2016, highlights the recent slide in the copper price alongside an assessment of supply and cost developments in the first six months of 2016. Managing Consultant Robert Edwards writes "with the market in surplus in the first half of the year and visible inventories still on the rise, the decline in price is not a great surprise".

CRU's Copper Monitor is a monthly publication, which provides detailed analysis, prices and insight into the global copper industry. The study utilises CRU's offices in London, Beijing and Santiago to provide the most in-depth analysis of the latest copper market developments, copper price news and our views on what this means for the industries.


The study also includes detailed statistics on refined copper prices, production, consumption and trade balance.

Plus a roundup of copper price news, reporting the key stories in mine production, exploration and development as well as smelting and refining.

Data tables include:

  • The supply/demand balance for refined copper
  • Exchange statistics, prices, premia and differences
  • Total stocks of refined copper
  • Refined copper production
  • Refined copper consumption
  • Copper wire & cable (consumption)
  • Copper wirerod (production/consumption)
  • Copper tube (production/consumption)
  • Copper alloy rods, bars and sections (production/consumption)
  • Copper and copper alloy plate, sheet, strip and foil (production/consumption)
  • Economic indicators
  • Monthly Chilean and Peruvian copper mine production

CRU’s Copper Monitor is now provided through a revolutionary new online information service, allowing you to interact with your service in a more flexible and user-friendly manner.

The service provides you with all of the CRU price and premia assessments, market analysis, news and data in one place, so that you can conveniently search for and access all of your current and historical information. The functionality of the new service will mean you can interact with your Copper Monitor in ways you never could before, such as analysing and charting thousands of data series and searching databases and archives for specific market information.

Copper Monitor subscribers also receive:

  • CRU Views Non-Ferrous Metals - every Tuesday subscribers receive a roundup of that weeks non-ferrous news, covering the main stories in aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel and tin. Plus CRU views on how the news will affect the markets. 

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