The main use of copper conductors is in wire & cable products, which represented 16.2 million tons in 2020, or 59% of copper use.
Additionally, 11% of copper use flows into conductivity applications for fabricated products used in buildings, infrastructure, industrial equipment, automotive, railways, appliances and industrial electronics. Here are some of the most imported fabricated products for these end-uses:
- Busbars for power distribution, switchgear and breakers.
- Earthing strip
- Foil for printed circuit boards and batteries.
- Profiles for electrical motors and generators.
- Trolley wire & components for catenary railway systems
- Wide strip and CTC strip for transformers.
Last update: May 3, 2022