The copper market has been under pressure this morning, although prices were able to remain well above yesterday's lows for the move. Copper may have found some support from a favorably received German GDP number but upbeat economic numbers from the US today, particularly something positive from the US Retail Sales report, may be needed to offset the ongoing concerns from the Euro zone. While some traders feel there is some hope of additional easing from China during the near future, the copper market doesn't seem to be overly interested in putting a positive spin on the Chinese economic situation. In fact, reports that China was poised to increase copper exports may have a negative impact on the market this morning. LME copper stocks showed a decline of 1,950 tons, and have fallen to 216,350 tons.