NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Southern Copper (SCCO - Get Report), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX - Get Report), Teck Resources (TCK - Get Report), Vale (VALE - Get Report) and Rio Tinto (RIO) are five copper stocks with potential upside of 17%-39% based on consensus analyst estimates for the upcoming 12 months.A Standard Bank analyst comments that on a seasonally adjusted basis, April is a strong month for copper demand. China accounts for nearly 39% of global copper demand and the same is expected to expand by 9.5% in 2011, outpacing Europe by more than five times, as per median estimates of a Bloomberg survey of 19 economists. As Japan moves toward its restructuring program, demand for copper is set to boost.
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