Copper and aluminum are the primary metals used in all General Cable wire and cable products. Since the quantity of these metals used provides a good gauge of the level of production, we divide consumption and bi-products metrics by the total metric tons of copper and aluminum used (MMT) so we can track our performance from year to year.
|NORTH AMERICA||EUROPE & MED||REST OF WORLD||GLOBAL TOTAL||UNITS|
|Copper Usage||101,317||80,397||187,194||368,908||Metric Tons|
|Aluminum Usage||73,506||58,992||65,895||198,393||Metric Tons|
as of December 31, 2012