Greater Asia seen facing rising copper deficit
Nov 15, 2005 | 09:15 AM
| Kevin Foster
Imports of copper concentrate into "greater Asia" might need to rise by 1.5 million tonnes per year by 2010 to meet growing demand, according to Nippon Mining Research & Technology Co. Ltd. (NMRT).The region's raw material deficit is expected to rise to 3.3 million tonnes in 2010 from 1.8 million tonnes last year, Kazuo Kitazawa, NMRT's managing director, told a mining conference in Beijing organized by China's Ministry of Land and Resources.....
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