Analyzing the Indian Copper Industry 2016

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  • Report
  • Region: India
  • 75 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Hindalco
  • Hindustan Copper Ltd
  • Vedanta Resources
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India is among top 20 major producers copper globally. But falling prices of copper in international markets would also benefit India, as it is one of the world’s biggest importers of the metal, alongside China, Japan, South Korea and Germany. As a consequence, volatility in prices of the metal on the LME has a significant bearing on Indian copper trading. Typically, over 30 per cent of India’s copper demand comes from the telecom sector and 26 per cent from the electrical sector in India. In addition, the building and construction, engineering, transport and consumer durables sectors are major consumers of copper in India. These sectors stand to benefit the most from lower prices of copper.

The Indian copper industry grew by nearly 50% in 2011. India has become a net exporter of copper after being a net importer during the last decade, even as the country is not a major producer of copper ore, but produces the refined forms of copper. About a decade ago, the Indian copper industry consisted of a single state-owned company and now the copper industry in India takes up about 3% of the global market for copper. In 2011, India’s copper demand is estimated to grow by at least 7% - following a similar forecast in 2010, fed by the power sector. According to India’s 11th five year plan (2007-2012), the country’s power generation sector is likely to make a huge investment with 150 power projects for the various stages of installation.

Mines are generally located in the north western region of the country and go on to exist as far as the central India. During the last few years, India’s switch from net importer to exporter is due to a rise in production by three companies: Sterlite Industries, Hindalco, and Hindustan Copper. The state-owned Hindustan Copper is a vertically integrated producer, whereas Hindalco and Sterlite Industries are mainly custom smelters. Hindalco and Sterlite industries account for more than 80% of India’s total copper production. Growing trend in the building construction and automobile sector is expected to keep demand of copper high.

The most favorable contributing factors for the growth of the Indian copper industry include changes in global usage, industrial development in India, domestic increases in the construction, power, telecommunications and automobile sectors. Copper is used broadly in the manufacture of electrical machinery, building, cabling for power and telecommunications, and automobiles. This metal is also used for making brass and other similar alloys. However, it is the electrical industry that consumes an appreciable bulk of the total amount of copper produced in the world. The industry imports raw copper and exports finished products. Reports suggest that India imports copper ore from Chile, Indonesia, Australia, and Canada. Available figures also suggest that India exports around 400,000 tons of copper (which includes raw copper.

Analyzing the Indian Copper Industry takes a look at the global copper industry, focusing primarily on the basic characteristics of the metal itself. The first part of the report deals with understanding copper, technologies involved in copper production, exploration, mining, and the uses of copper, as well as the global industry structure, impact of copper mining on the environment, the various markets of copper, etc.

The second part of the report focuses on the Copper Industry in India. In-depth profiles are given of market players, production profile of copper, consumption statistics, industry usage, and a look at the industry structure. The report further focuses on the price trends of copper, market performance, import/export scenario, the physical market trends, demand for copper, and of course, a market forecast.

The report includes a significant Porter's Five Forces Strategy Analysis of the Indian Copper Industry.

The report Analyzing the Indian Copper Industry is a comprehensive and resourceful research guide to not only the Copper Industry Worldwide, but also to the Indian Copper Market.
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  • Hindustan Copper Ltd
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A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to Copper
B.1 Basics of Copper
B.2 Early History of Copper Mining and Use
B.3 Pyrometallurgy of Copper
B.3.1 Vertical Furnace
B.3.2 Roast Reaction
B.3.3 Conversion
B.3.4 Horizontal Furnace
B.4 Looking at Modern Smelting Processes
B.5 Release of Sulfur
B.6 Hydrometallurgy of Copper
B.6.1 Dump, Heap, & Vat Leaching
B.6.2 Pressure Leaching
B.7 Copper vs. Other Metals
B.7.1 Aluminum
B.7.2 Gold
B.7.3 Nickel
B.7.4 Zinc

C. Looking at the Global Copper Market
C.1 Overview
C.2 Trends in Price Movements
C.3 Global Copper Demand Scenario
C.4 Global Copper Supply Scenario
C.5 Copper Mining on the World Map - Major Locations & Trends
C.6 Copper Mines on the World Map - Major Locations & Trends
C.7 Size Trends of Copper Mines
C.8 Impact of Companies on the Global Output of Copper Mines
C.9 Summing Up

D. Looking at the Indian Copper Industry
D.1 Historical Perspective
D.2 Industry Structure
D.3 Importance of the Indian Copper Market to the Indian Economy
D.4 Production, Consumption, Price & Capacity Trends
D.5 Demand & Supply Scenario
D.6 Major Challenges Facing Industry Players
D.7 Industry Performance
D.8 Import/Export Scenario

E. Porter's Five Forces Strategy Analysis of India’s Copper Industry

F. Leading Industry Contributors
F.1 Vedanta Resources
F.2 Hindalco
F.3 Hindustan Copper Ltd

G. Indian Copper Industry: Forecast

H. Appendix

I. Glossary of Terms
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FEATURED COMPANIES

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Copper is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with excellent electrical conductivity, and finds extensive use as an electrical conductor, heat conductor, as a building material, and as a component of various alloys. Copper has played a significant part in the history of mankind, which has used the easily accessible uncompounded metal for nearly 10,000 years. Civilizations in places like Iraq, China, Egypt, Greece and the Sumerian cities all have early evidence of using copper.

During the Roman Empire, copper was principally mined on Cyprus, hence the origin of the name of the metal as Cyprium, "metal of Cyprus", later shortened to Cuprum. A number of countries, such as Chile and the United States, still have sizeable reserves of the metal which are extracted through large open pit mines. Nevertheless, the price of copper rose rapidly, increasing 500% from a 60-year low in 1999, largely due to increased demand. This metal has come into the limelight on account of high volatility in prices. According to New Scientist, the earth has an estimated 61 years supply of copper left.

The size of Indian Copper Industry is around four lakh tons, which as percentage of world copper market is three percent. Sterlite Industries, Hindalco, and Hindustan Copper are three major producers of copper in India. India is emerging as net exporter of copper from the status of net importer on account of rise in production by three companies. Copper goes into various usage such as building, cabling for power and telecommunications, automobiles etc. Two major states owned telecommunications service providers - BSNL and MTNL consume 10% of the countrys copper production. Growth in the building construction and automobile sector is expected to keep demand of copper high.

Aruvian Research’s Report - Analyzing the Indian Copper Industry takes a look at the global copper industry, focusing primarily on the basic characteristics of the metal itself. The first part of the report deals with understanding copper, technologies involved in copper production, exploration, mining, and the uses of copper, as well as the global industry structure, impact of copper mining on the environment, the various markets of copper, etc.

The second part of the report focuses on the Copper Industry in India. In-depth profiles are given of market players, production profile of copper, consumption statistics, industry usage, and a look at the industry structure. The report further focuses on the price trends of copper, market performance, import/export scenario, the physical market trends, demand for copper, and of course, a market forecast.

The report includes a significant Porters Five Forces Strategy Analysis of the Indian Copper Industry.

The report Analyzing the Indian Copper Industry is a comprehensive and resourceful research guide to not only the Copper Industry Worldwide, but also to the Indian Copper Market.

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  • Hindalco
  • Hindustan Copper Ltd
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