After a Massive Acquisition… Copper Prices Head Towards Record Levels

Copper prices have seen a notable rise in recent weeks, driven by investor optimism about the global manufacturing recovery and concerns about shrinking mine supplies

Copper prices reached new record levels, approaching $10,000 per ton, following the attractive offer made by BHP Group, the world’s largest mining company, to acquire British company Anglo American for $38.8 billion

This move has sparked market expectations of a potential copper supply crisis, amid predictions that increasing demand may consistently outstrip supply, pushing prices higher

Copper prices, nearing $10,000 per ton, face a significant challenge as buyers in China, the largest market for this metal globally, resist the high prices that are touching their highest levels in two years

Manufacturers purchase refined copper and convert it into more specialized products, and they are usually very sensitive to price changes, especially during times of unstable demand

Copper prices nearly surpassed the $10,000 per ton mark at the London Metal Exchange at the beginning of this week, marking a significant rise during April

The deal by the world’s largest mining company to acquire Anglo, specifically targeting copper mines in South America owned by its smaller competitor, where the large size of the offer and its timing, coinciding with a 16% rise in copper prices this year, clearly demonstrates how mining giants are seeking to capitalize on this essential commodity, which plays a crucial role in supporting green industries and the transition to sustainability

Goldman Sachs has reaffirmed its forecasts that copper prices will reach their highest levels ever, estimated at about $12,000 per ton over the next year”

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