china could use 15% more copper/year

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    BEIJING (AFX) - China's demand for electrolytic copper will continue to grow 15
    pct annually over the coming years, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

    Citing Tongling Nonferrous Metals (Group) Inc president Wei Jianghong, Xinhua
    said that the country's copper demand in 2004 was 1.7 mln metric tons.

    Copper consumption has continued to increase at a growth rate of over 15 pct
    year-on-year since 2000, the report added.

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