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The problem? Too little demand, too much supply. Rising interest rates are also contributing to weaker demand around the world.
The metal is crucial renewable energy technology and the transition away from fossil fuels.
The increases are seen as an indicator of strength, though they might fuel more inflation.
Copper has long been seen as an economic predictor. So why are prices dipping, and what are the implications?
Copper, especially, is a key ingredient in electric cars, wind turbines and batteries. Suppliers are not ready to meet the demand.
The Missouri Department of Transportation spent almost $1 million last year on repairing street lights caused by thefts of copper wire.
Millions of dollars worth of valuable metals end up being flushed down the drain, some coming from our own bodies.