Operating rates across primary lead smelters extend decline in week post-CNY

Maintenance during the Chinese New Year break caused the decline

Data Analysis

06:47:26PM Feb 15, 2019

Operating rates Primary lead smelters
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Jan

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Jan 2019

Data Analysis

06:22:59PM Feb 15, 2019

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
SMM Evening Comments (Feb 15)

SMM Evening Comments

Price Review Forecast

06:09:19PM Feb 15, 2019

Evening comments Futures movement
MMi Daily Iron Ore Report (Feb 15)

Significantly higher prices of seaborne iron ore after the Vale accident in Brazil deterred buyers from making purchases.

Price Review Forecast

05:40:31PM Feb 15, 2019

MMi Iron Ore Port Index
CNY restocking lifts Jan operating rates at copper tube/pipe producers on month

Rate climbed 3.19 percentage points month on month to stand at 77.9% in Jan

Data Analysis

05:33:49PM Feb 15, 2019

Operating rates Copper tube/pipe
Nickel ore inventories at Chinese ports fall to 12.79 million wmt

Nickel ore inventories at Chinese ports declined 310,000 wmt from Feb 1 to stand at 12.79 million wmt as of Friday Feb 15

Data Analysis

05:32:49PM Feb 15, 2019

Inventory data Nickel ore
Nickel stocks in Shanghai-bonded areas climb 1,500 mt after CNY break

Stocks climbed 1,500 mt from Monday to stand at 29,700 mt as of Friday Feb 15

Data Analysis

05:20:08PM Feb 15, 2019

Inventory data Lead
Social inventories of primary lead remain unchanged in 1st week after CNY break

Stocks across Shanghai and Guangdong stood at 16,200 mt as of Friday Feb 15, flat with Monday but down 10,800 mt from Feb 1

Data Analysis

05:05:24PM Feb 15, 2019

Inventory data Lead
China’s zinc output shrinks 3% in Jan

Production of refined zinc declined 3.31% month on month and 11.46% year on year to stand at 433,600 mt in Jan

Data Analysis

04:32:11PM Feb 15, 2019

Production data Zinc
China’s daily output of alumina dips in Jan

China produced some 2.97 million mt of primary aluminium in Jan, down 0.7% from Dec

Data Analysis

04:12:35PM Feb 15, 2019

Production data Aluminium Alumina
Operating rates across primary lead smelters extend decline in week post-CNY

Operating rates across primary lead smelters extend decline in week post-CNY

Maintenance during the Chinese New Year break caused the decline

06:47:26PM Feb 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Operating rates Primary lead smelters
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Jan

Exclusive: China's base metals output in Jan

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Jan 2019

06:22:59PM Feb 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
SMM Evening Comments (Feb 15)

SMM Evening Comments (Feb 15)

SMM Evening Comments

06:09:19PM Feb 15, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Evening comments Futures movement
MMi Daily Iron Ore Report (Feb 15)

MMi Daily Iron Ore Report (Feb 15)

Significantly higher prices of seaborne iron ore after the Vale accident in Brazil deterred buyers from making purchases.

05:40:31PM Feb 15, 2019

Price Review Forecast

MMi Iron Ore Port Index
CNY restocking lifts Jan operating rates at copper tube/pipe producers on month

CNY restocking lifts Jan operating rates at copper tube/pipe producers on month

Rate climbed 3.19 percentage points month on month to stand at 77.9% in Jan

05:33:49PM Feb 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Operating rates Copper tube/pipe
Nickel ore inventories at Chinese ports fall to 12.79 million wmt

Nickel ore inventories at Chinese ports fall to 12.79 million wmt

Nickel ore inventories at Chinese ports declined 310,000 wmt from Feb 1 to stand at 12.79 million wmt as of Friday Feb 15

05:32:49PM Feb 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Inventory data Nickel ore
Nickel stocks in Shanghai-bonded areas climb 1,500 mt after CNY break

Nickel stocks in Shanghai-bonded areas climb 1,500 mt after CNY break

Stocks climbed 1,500 mt from Monday to stand at 29,700 mt as of Friday Feb 15

05:20:08PM Feb 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Inventory data Lead
Social inventories of primary lead remain unchanged in 1st week after CNY break

Social inventories of primary lead remain unchanged in 1st week after CNY break

Stocks across Shanghai and Guangdong stood at 16,200 mt as of Friday Feb 15, flat with Monday but down 10,800 mt from Feb 1

05:05:24PM Feb 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Inventory data Lead
China’s zinc output shrinks 3% in Jan

China’s zinc output shrinks 3% in Jan

Production of refined zinc declined 3.31% month on month and 11.46% year on year to stand at 433,600 mt in Jan

04:32:11PM Feb 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Production data Zinc
China’s daily output of alumina dips in Jan

China’s daily output of alumina dips in Jan

China produced some 2.97 million mt of primary aluminium in Jan, down 0.7% from Dec

04:12:35PM Feb 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Production data Aluminium Alumina