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2117, 06 Feb 23

Copper Shortage Could Perpetuate Inflation


The world is currently facing a global copper shortage, fueled by increasingly challenging supply streams in South America and higher demand pressures.

Copper is a leading pulse check for economic health due to its incorporation in various uses such as electrical equipment and industrial machinery.


A copper squeeze could be an indicator that global inflationary pressures will worsen, and subsequently compel central banks to maintain their hawkish stance for longer.


“We’re already forecasting major deficits in copper to 2030,” said Wood Mackenzie’s Vice President of Metals and Mining, Robin Griffin. He attributed it largely to ongoing unrest in Peru and higher demand for copper in the energy transition industry.


2117, 06 February 2023

1 Comment

  1. MjM

    12 days ago: Biden bans mining on 225,504 acres in Minnesota for 20 years. An area rich in copper, nickel, cobalt, and platinum. You know, all that stuff needed for those electromobiles.

    But hey, we can just buy from ChiComms. 10% for the Big Guy.

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