Electric Car Demand Set to Drive Copper Sky High

Copper was one of the best-performing commodities in 2017, skyrocketing more than 30 percent. In this video, I share my insight on growing copper demand due to a massive push for electric vehicles and clean energy in Asian markets, specifically China. With rising global GDP and positive purchasing manager’s index (PMI) data, I believe electric vehicle demand will continue surging and investors might see another phenomenal year for the red metal.

During a recent visit to the U.S. Global offices, Chairman and Founder of Ivanhoe Mines Robert Friedland told our team, “You’re going to need a telescope to see copper prices in 2021!”

For the full explanation, watch the video below!

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The Purchasing Manager’s Index is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector. The PMI index is based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment.

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, though GDP is usually calculated on an annual basis. It includes all of private and public consumption, government outlays, investments and exports fewer imports that occur within a defined territory.

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