March copper has fallen sharply lower this morning, and is now approaching last week's lows for the year. Stronger than expected Chinese economic data released overnight has been widely seen as pressuring the market. The market also received evidence of rising Chinese copper production during the month of December, and that cumulative 2010 Chinese copper production rose by more than 12% over 2009. A major global copper producer reported an increase with their 2nd quarter copper production as well. The selloff in the Dollar this week has been thought to have little impact on the market, possibly due to the weakness in US equities eroding interest in all physical commodities. LME Copper Stocks were 380,525 tons, down 1,225 tons.