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World refined copper market in 103,000 tonne surplus in January –ICSG

By Reuters_News

15:10, 22 March 2023

A file photo shows an employee carrying copper hoses at the Sociedade Paulista de Tubos Flexiveis (SPTF) metallurgical company which manufactures flexible metal hoses, in Sao Paulo April 20, 2012.
A file photo shows an employee carrying copper hoses at the Sociedade Paulista de Tubos Flexiveis (SPTF) metallurgical company which manufactures flexible metal hoses, in Sao Paulo April 20, 2012.

- The world's refined copper market had a 103,000 tonne surplus in January, compared with a 10,000 tonnes surplus the previous month, the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) said in its latest monthly bulletin.

World refined copper output was 2.27 million tonnes and consumption was 2.16 million tonnes, the ICSG said on Wednesday.


Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru
Editing by David Goodman

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