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Cars to drive copper production

MINERS processing copper at one of the mines on the Copperbelt.

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe
ZAMBIA’S copper export is likely to hit one million metric tonnes in the next few years because of the anticipated huge demand for the commodity on the international market, Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) chief executive officer Pius Kasolo has said.

Dr Kasolo said with the coming-in of electric cars on the international market, which consume at least 40 to 45 kilogrammes of copper each, and the booming market in China, Zambia’s copper export is likely to hit one million metric tonnes.

“Of course the outlook of the mining sector in Zambia is bright. We are going to see Zambia’s copper export hit one million metric tonnes because there will be a huge demand for the commodity with http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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