Publications

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Below is the list of ICSG regular publications.

COPPER BULLETIN (monthly)

The ICSG Copper Bulletin (monthly) includes statistics on copper and copper products, their production, usage and trade by country, as well as stocks and exchange prices, providing a global view of supply and demand. The subscription price is €550 for subscriptions originating from institutions based in ICSG member countries* and €850 for subscriptions from non-ICSG member countries. The Bulletin is available in PDF and Excel formats and can be downloaded from ICSG website. Click here for a sample.

STATISTICAL YEARBOOK (annual)

The ICSG Statistical Yearbook includes annual statistics on copper and copper products, their production, usage and trade by country, as well as stocks and exchange prices, providing a global view of supply and demand for the past 10 years. The Yearbook serves as a useful tool for consultations and analysis on the longer term evolution of world copper production, usage, stocks and prices. Subscribers to the Copper Bulletin receive the Yearbook as part of their annual subscription. The subscription price of only the Yearbook is €200 for subscriptions originating from institutions based in ICSG member countries* and €400 for subscriptions from non-ICSG member countries. The Yearbook is available in PDF and Excel formats and can be downloaded from ICSG website. 

DIRECTORY OF COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY FABRICATORS (FIRST USE)  (annual)

This directory provides a systematic global overview of companies and plants involved in the first use of copper. Hereby, “first use” refers to the production of semi-fabricated copper products using unwrought copper materials such as refined copper or direct melt scrap as raw material feed. First users are mainly semis fabricators that process refinery shapes into semi-finished copper and copper alloy products. The Directory covers wirerod plants, ingot makers (for castings), master alloy plants, brass mills, and electrodeposited copper foil mills. The subscription price of the Directory is €400 for subscriptions originating from institutions based in ICSG member countries* and €800 for subscriptions from non-ICSG member countries. The Directory is available in PDF and Excel formats.

DIRECTORY OF COPPER MINES AND PLANTS (semiannual)

The Directory of Copper Mines and Plants highlights current capacity and provides a five year outlook of forecasted capacity for over 1,000 existing and planned copper mines, smelters and refineries on a country by country basis, including separate tables for SX-EW plants.  Salient details for each operation are included and the Directory separates operations between Operating, Developing, Feasibility or Exploration satus.  Salient details for each operation are included such as ownership, startup/closure date, process, by-products, concentrate grade, smelter/refinery feed and latest available information on the mine/plant.

The subscription price for the annual service (2 issues) is €550 for subscriptions originating from institutions based in ICSG member countries* and €850 for subscriptions from non-ICSG member countries. Single copies are available for €400 per year (ICSG member countries*), €700 per year (non-ICSG member countries). The Directory is available in PDF and Excel formats. Printed versions are available at additional cost. Click here for a sample.

ICSG ONLINE STATISTICAL DATABASE

The ICSG maintains one of the world's most complete historical and current databases with statistics on copper production capacities, data on copper production, consumption, stocks, prices, recycling and trade for copper products.  The ICSG Online Statistical Database gives subscribers the opportunity to have direct access to ICSG historical data since 1995, by country, on a monthly/annual basis for mine, smelter, refined and semis production statistics, trade statistics for the main copper products and copper prices and stocks. It also offers specific data extraction tools that enable users to download the data they require with the layout best suited for their analysis.  

Subscriptions are only available to the subscribers of the ICSG Copper Bulletin or the ICSG Directory of Copper Mines and Plants (please see Order Form in the link at the top of this page).  The subscription price is €200 for subscriptions originating from institutions based in ICSG member countries* and €250 for subscriptions from non-ICSG member countries. 

WORLD COPPER FACTBOOK

ICSG's World Copper Factbook provides a broad overview of all facets of copper: from how it is produced, traded, used and recycled, to health, environmental, and sustainable development issues. Filled with facts, figures and explanations, the Factbook is a useful reference guide for all. The latest edition is complimentary available on ICSG website for download or in hard copy (email the Secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a copy)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

Greater market transparency is an important goal of the Group through more complete reliable and up-to-date statistics, as well as through special investigations and studies. One of the principal functions of the Group is to undertake studies on issues relevant for the international copper economy. To fulfil this function the ICSG undertakes several market reports covering different aspects of the copper industry. The list of the latest ICSG reports is included in the section Press Releases/Publications Press Releases or in the Order Form link at the top of this page. To obtain further information or to place an order please email the Secretariat ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and indicate the publication you wish to obtain. 

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*ICSG member countries are: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, D.R. Congo, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Fed., Serbia, Spain, Sweden and the U.S.A.

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