The recent slowdown in the growth of the Chinese economy has some investors concerned. But as far as copper goes, Chinese demand is soaring. In this video, Motley Fool energy and materials analyst Taylor Muckerman tells us about China, currently the consumer of more than 40% of the world's copper. The country's major infrastructure spending plans mean a coming supply shortfall imbalance that could drive the price of the commodity higher. Watch the video to hear about the details of some of these infrastructure spending projects, and what higher copper prices could mean for investors.

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