Cesco week has started in Santiago, Chile, against a far more bearish market outlook than has been seen for years.
Rising stocks and slower demand from China have helped push the market into surplus, along with a host of new projects.
But this week also sees a one-day strike at mines across Chile. Metal Bulletin looks at the main issues on the minds of copper market participants this week.
For all Metal Bulletin's coverage from Cesco week 2013, click here