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Cochilco holds 2019 copper forecast at USD 3.05/lb

Metal News - Published on Mon, 22 Apr 2019

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Reuters reported that Chile's Cochilco state copper commission held its estimate for the price of copper at USD 3.05 per pound, rising to USD 3.08 for 2020 on improving prospects for growth in China. The price, it said, would be underpinned by a 208,000 tonne deficit in the global market for 2019. The deficit is expected to drop slightly to 202,000 tonnes in 2020.

Cochilco said production this year in Chile, the world's top copper producer, would increase 2.2 percent over 2018 to 5.96 million tonnes. Output in 2020 is expected to hit 6.21 million tonnes. It said that unusually heavy rains and flooding in the Atacama desert in February docked production at many of the country's top copper and lithium mines.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 22 Apr 2019
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