How Chinese Copper Demand Could Play Out in 2017 - Market .Jan 3, 2017 . Chinese copper demand was better than expected in 2016 due to the stimulus provided by the government. However, there are concerns about.emails of copper miningpanies in china,How Were China's Copper Imports in January? - Market RealistFeb 19, 2016 . While China is the largest copper consumer, it isn't self-sufficient in its raw material needs. China needs to import raw copper for its smelters.