Current DEL Copper Price (incl. 1 % BZK):

Copper Calculation

All prices in our webshop are including copper (full-copper-price).

Copper is an essential part of wires and cables and is listed on the stock exchange. The name DEL is derivated from the German exchange "Deutsche Elektrolytkupfernotiz für Leitzwecke". Based on the official quotation at the LME (London Metal Exchange), the value of the DEL list is calculated every trading day. The standard price for automotive cables is based on a copper value of 150.00 EUR / 100 kg. The webshop will show you the price including copper, based on the actual value of the German exchange. How to calculate from a pricebase copper 150.00 EUR / 100 kg to the DEL price you need to calculate like shown:

copper weight [kg / km] x ( ( medium DEL [EUR / 100 kg] + 1 % procurement costs ) - copper base [EUR / 100 kg] ) / 100
= copper surcharge [EUR / km]

Example Data

Cable FLRY 1.00 mm²
Copper Weight 9.60 kg / km
DEL 590.00 EUR / 100 kg
Copper Base 150.00 EUR / 100 kg

Example Calculation of Copper Surcharge

The total price will be the quoted price in the online shop + copper surcharge (in EUR / km):

9.60 [kg / km] x ( ( 590.00 [EUR / 100 kg] + 5.90 [EUR / 100 kg] ) - 150.00 [EUR / 100 kg] ) / 100
= 42.81 [EUR / km]

Declaration of Terms

Copper Weight

The copper weight is calculated by the cross section of a cable x 9.6 and will be shown in kg / km. For example FLRY 1.50 mm² has a copper weight of 14.4 kg / km (9.6 x 1.5).


DEL is derivated from the German exchange "Deutsche Elektrolytkupfernotiz für Leitzwecke" and is the listing for 99.5 % pure copper. The dimension is EUR / 100 kg. You can find the daily exchange rate at Südkupfer.

Copper Base

The copper base refers to the material price for cables were you have to add a surcharge for the daily exchange rate of copper.

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