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Copper’s climb to $10,000 a ton, following BHP Group’s bid for Anglo American Plc, spotlights a critical industry dilemma: miners aren’t expanding operations enough despite soaring demand in electric vehicles and infrastructure. BHP’s $39 billion proposal aims to dominate the copper market, but industry underinvestment persists. Existing mines face declining production, requiring over $150 billion in investments by 2032. The market braces for supply shortages, signalling potential for unprecedented price hikes and urging urgent action from miners.

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By Mark Burton

Copper’s surge to $10,000 a ton just days after the bombshell news that BHP Group is trying to buy Anglo American Plc is highlighting a core disconnect at the heart of the industry: miners just aren’t building enough mines.

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