Revenue in the Copper Production industry is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.9% over the five years through 2015-16 to £737.4 million. However, the rate of decline has slowed over the past two years. After the economic downturn, shifts in global copper prices and commodity demand affected industry revenue as markets struggled to return to equilibrium. Conditions started improving during 2011-12 but quickly deteriorated again in 2012-13 due to a fall in the world price of copper. In 2015-16, industry revenue is forecast to shrink by 0.8%.
Companies in this industry produce copper and copper alloys, such as bronze and brass. The main products in the industry are wires and cables, but companies also produce tubes and pipes.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.