Copper is related very closely to human and non-ferrous metals, have been widely used in electrical, light industry, machinery manufacturing, construction industry, defense industry and other fields, in the consumption of non-ferrous metal materials in China is second only to aluminum.
Copper in electrical and electronic industry, dosage the biggest, the most widely used in more than half of total consumption.Used for all kinds of cables and wires, motor and transformer winding, switch, and printed circuit board, etc.
In the manufacture of machinery and transport vehicles, used in the manufacture of industrial valves and fittings, instrumentation, sliding bearing, mould, heat exchangers and pumps, etc.
In the chemical industry are widely used in manufacturing vacuum apparatus, brewed distillation pot, pot, etc.
In the defense industry to make bullets, shells, gun parts and so on, each production 100 rounds of ammunition, need to use copper 13-14 tons.
In the construction industry, used for all kinds of pipes and pipe fittings, decorative devices, etc.
Here are various industries copper consumption accounts for the proportion of the total copper consumption: copper industry consumption accounts for the proportion of total consumption
Electronics (including communication) 48%
General engineering 12%
Traffic is 7%
The other 9%