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The copper industry is a major contributor to the European economy

Today, Europe has a relatively small, but efficient, copper mining industry, plus a world-class smelting and refining (copper producing) sector.

In fact, European companies have pioneered many of the metallurgical processing technologies used worldwide. It also boasts a well-established semi-fabricating sector, which converts both primary copper and scrap into a broad range of copper and copper alloy products for use further down the value chain.

Find out more about our industry and its priorities below.