SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

March 18, 2008 05:30 ET

Global Copper Demand Spurs $40 Billion in Mine-Project Spending in the Americas, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the world's copper mine production in 2007 was close to 15.6 million tons. The Americas produced about 60% of the world's mined copper, with Chile leading the way with 5.7 million tons, followed by Peru with 1.2 million tons and the U.S. with 1.19 million tons.

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