January 1, 2004 – Copper, an essential component of virtually all electronic assemblies continues to climb the cost ladder.

Detailed historical charts of copper market prices can be found on the internet at http://futures.tradingcharts.com/chart/CP.

The “base price” or the cost magnet wire suppliers pass along for the copper content in wire is typically $0.35 higher than the “High Grade Copper” price shown in most market charts.