Preholiday stockpiling, low stocks buoy SHFE zinc prices

The SHFE 1811 contract jumped for two consecutive days and broke through 21,000 yuan/mt as of Wednesday Sep 19

07:00PM yesterday

SMM Insight

MMi Daily Iron Ore Report (Sep 19)

Physical spot iron ore port stock offers were relatively stable today. Traders were unwilling to settle for lower prices, despite buyers looking to only top up existing inventory.

06:31PM yesterday

Price Review & Forecast

SMM Evening Comments (Sep 19)

SMM Evening Comments

05:29PM yesterday

Price Review & Forecast

China's lithium-ion battery output down 9.6% in Aug

China produced 1.19 billion units of lithium-ion batteries in August, down 9.6% from a month ago

03:39PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Data: SHFE, DCE market movement (Sep 19)

The following table shows the ferrous and nonferrous metals movement on the SHFE and DCE on Wednesday Sep 19, 2018

03:19PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Operating rates across Chinese lead concentrate producers to jump in Sep

The average rate is likely to jump 5.8 percentage points from Aug to 81.4% in Sep

03:09PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Trades in east China aluminium market brisk ahead of holidays

Most transactions were heard at 14,460-14,470 yuan/mt in Shanghai with discounts of 20-10 yuan/mt against the October contract

02:58PM yesterday

Price Review & Forecast

Environmental probes to deter secondary smelters from recovering output

The province would kick off a round of probes over hazardous wastes businesses during Sep 18-30

02:01PM yesterday

Industry News

Fundamentals to buoy copper prices after US-China trade war recedes from the spotlight

Inventories across LME, SHFE and COMEX as of Friday Sep 14 stood 18.2% lower than the corresponding period last year

11:50AM yesterday

SMM Insight

Several manganese products exempt from fresh US tariffs

This compared with the list released by the Trump administration in early Jul, which covered almost all manganese products from China

11:32AM yesterday

SMM Insight