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Are Rising Copper Prices Impacting Copper Wire and Cable Prices?

Due to the volatile cost and limited availability of raw materials, acquiring copper domestically has recently undergone its fair share of challenges. Manufacturers, distributors, and end-users of copper wires and cables have all felt the global impacts of the rising pricing trendline.

Number three on the world’s most used metals list, one-third of the world’s supply of copper comes from Chile, and copper’s number one stockpile is China. Traded at the London Metal Exchange, COMEX, and at India’s Multi-Commodity Exchange, the standard contract for copper weighs twenty-five thousand pounds.

Steadily rising rates per unit since July 2019 saw a slight dip in cost (correlating to China exporting more raw material inventory) in February 2021. Yet, the price of importing copper is once again on the rise. The lack of influx of this vital metal has direct causality on the copper-based marketplace, including the availability and cost of copper wire and cables.

How Can FDH Electronics Assist You During a Copper Shortage? 

Being proactive against the dwindling supply to end-users and escalating prices, FDH Electronics continues to invest in a package of wire and cable to help keep costs from fluctuating. Considering these are uncertain times in the copper commodity market, we have stocked up to help our customers mitigate shortages.

However, we are fully committed to helping our Mil-Aero clients maintain the acquisition of essential wiring and cable components for vital equipment applications, including defense, space and air travel, and satellites. In response to the current international copper shortage, we are working behind the scenes with our strategic suppliers to limit the impact to our valued end-users. One such example is FDH Electronics TE Copper Wire Stocking Package.

About the TE Copper Wire Stocking Package From FDH Electronics

Comprised of Spec 44 and 55 Wire (M81044, M22759, and M27500 constructions), these top-of-the-line wires and cables provide exceptional chemical resistance to defluxing agents, hydraulic fluids, fuels, etc. and are temperature rated from -65˚C to 150/200˚C (and up to 400˚C in short bursts).

Spec 44 and 55 products from TE Connectivity are insulated with radiation crosslinking to resist electrical arc tracking in wet and dry conditions (aircraft applications). They are fully functional in harsh weather environments, and have cut-through and creep resistance. Special additives increase flame retardance and flammability. The products also come in medium and lightweights, are outer space suitable and are constructed with single or dual walls; all reasons these are the backbone of the Mil-Aero industries and the go-to choice for multiple critical applications.

Additionally, many other copper wires and cables are readily available, in stock, and ready to ship out to meet your specific specifications and requirements. Examples include M17 ( COAX ), AA / QQ B575 ( Braid), M16878, M85485, DATA CABLES, BMS ( Boeing Matl Standard), EN / ANSE (Euro & Airbus Specs). We also proudly offer an extensive range of high-quality cable management and identification solutions, conduit, heat shrink, solder sleeves, and shrink boots prepped and ready for on-time delivery, including M23053, M83519, MS3109, MS3117.

Click here to Request a Quote for your TE Stocking Package or call us today to find other right-fit solutions for your specific applications at (800) 847-7127. For more real-time information on shortages, solutions, and current product offerings, price locks, and promotions, follow FDH Electronics on LinkedIn.

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