With the demand for copper having increased amid the global energy transition, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence project manager: energy transition commodities Piotr Ortonowski described this year as “the year of the unexpected” for copper. Speaking at a panel discussion at this year’s London Indaba under the theme ‘Copper: defying gravity- or was it all just hype?’, he explained that this year was expected to be a year of oversupply, with a few big mining projects still ramping up.