Today, the U.S. copper industry:
The Copper Development Association (CDA ) has commissioned an economic impact study that captures U.S copper jobs, wages, output, and other information on an ongoing basis. The map below provides detailed information on the economic district, click on the map and on the drop-down boxes below to see individual economic impact reports or to see the detailed data tables.
Besides clean energy technologies, several industries including construction, infrastructure, and defense use copper for its unique properties.
For example, copper is used in pipes and water service lines due to its resistance to corrosion and durable nature. As the Biden Administration plans to replace all of America’s lead water pipes, copper pipes are the best long-term solution.
Copper’s high electrical conductivity makes it the material of choice for electric wires and cables.Therefore, it is an important part of energy technologies like wind farms, solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, and the grid.
The demand for copper from these technologies is projected to grow over the next decade: