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From Tesla cars to underwear, metal makers seek new markets

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China consumed almost half of the world's refined copper in 2014 as the country's demand surged 8.8 per cent from a year earlier, Barclays estimates.

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THE world's biggest mining companies would like you to put more zinc in your zucchini and copper in your socks and dental floss.

While builders and manufacturers remain the biggest metals users, producers are confronting the end of a Chinese industrial boom that fuelled

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