Copper market fundamentals point to lower refining charges – Antofagasta CEO

September 25, 2017

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Tighter copper supply and an increase in refining capacity in top-consumer China should result in lower treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) by smelters, the chief of Chilean miner Antofagasta told Reuters on Monday.

“The fundamental market conditions are indicative of a deficit and that should mean that the TC/RCs fall. That’s the logic that should prevail,” Ivan Arriagada told Reuters on the sidelines of an event.

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