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Copper Price Outlook

Copper prices fell below the symbolic USD-6,000-per-metric-ton mark in late December, weighed upon by a slowdown in the Chinese economy. On 11 January, the red metal closed the day at USD 5,920 per metric ton, which was down 4.1% from the same day last month. In addition, the price of copper was 0.5% lower on a year-to-date basis and was down 16.7% from the same day in 2018. After losing some ground in December, copper prices dropped to a one-and-a-half year low at the start of the year amid reduced demand from China’s industrial sector. Year-end data suggested that producers slashed new orders for copper and other base-raw materials, anticipating reduced appetite for Chinese exports. However, prices recovered somewhat on 9 January, against the backdrop of revitalized optimism over encouraging U.S.–China trade talks and the dollar hitting a three-month low following increasing dovishness within the Federal Reserve.

Copper Price History Data (USD per metric ton, aop)

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Copper7330.44  6863.26  5508.57  4871.3  6171.78  

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Note: Copper prices in USD per metric ton (mt). Daily prices.

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