NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: China Copper Processing Material Industry Report, 2012 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01081132/China-Copper-Processing-Material-Industry-Report-2012.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Metal_Mining As the intermediate link of copper industry chain, copper processing materials are widely used in electricity, electric, transportation, machinery manufacturing and other industries. In recent years, with the rapid development of downstream industries, China's capacity, output and consumption of copper processing materials have all exceeded ten million tons mark, which makes it the world's largest copper processing material producing and consuming country. In 2011 the output attained to 10.282 million tons, accounting for over 50% of the global total; the consumption reached 10.563 million tons. In January- October 2012, China's cumulative output of copper processing materials climbed 7.77% YoY to 9.871 million tons. The Chinese copper processing material industry maintained a steady growth trend in 2011 against the global downturn and downstream consumption demand decrease, however, its growth slowed down sharply compared with previous years, of which, growth rates of output and consumption dropped by 11.7 and 12.8 percentage points over the last year, respectively. In 2012, China's copper processing material industry continued to maintain the momentum of low-price running. In addition to analyzing the status of the copper processing material industry, China Copper Processing Material Industry Report, 2012 of ResearchInChina also emphasizes five major categories of products such as copper plate and strip, copper pipe, etc. As one of the main products of copper processing materials, Copper Plate and Strip has witnessed a rapid capacity expansion in recent years driven by investment demand, resulting in an oversupply of ordinary copper plate and strip products, while high precision copper plate and strip products still rely on imports.