The World of Copper

Looking for background information on copper?  Wondering why copper is a material of choice?  Interested in long term availability of copper, sustainable development, trade, health or the environment?

The World of Copper reveals a wealth of information on copper:

• Basic facts and figures in 2021 World Copper Factbook shows the importance of copper in contributing to the development of our society;

. Long Term Availability of Copper: Based on the latest knowledge on geological availability and continuous industry innovation there are good reasons to believe that copper will continue to be a vital and positive contributor to society well into the future.

Sustainable Development addresses issues of interest to all stakeholders;

• Product and trade definitions used by the International Copper Study Group can be found here.

Industry Associations and Organizations: International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC), International Copper Association (ICA), Copper Development Association (CDA), Eurometaux, European Copper Institute (ECI) 

Other International Organizations:  International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM), Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD), The World Bank

Sister Organizations: International Lead Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) and International Nickel Study Group (INSG) .

Links to some Copper and Metals Associations and Organizations

Copper Development Association


European Copper Institute

International Copper Association

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

International Wrought Copper Council

Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)

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