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Diverted demand, supply recovery grow lead social inventories 

Stocks may continue to grow next week as improved margins from higher lead prices spur resumption at small smelters

Data Analysis

04:52:16PM Jul 19, 2019

Inventory data Lead
Market optimism to prop up nickel in short term

The SHFE 1910 contract hit a 13-month high of 119,240 yuan/mt

Smm Insight

11:34:28AM Jul 19, 2019

Market commentary Nickel
China's rebar inventories rise for 3rd consecutive week

Pressure from high supplies could ease as higher iron ore prices cut margins at steel mills

Data Analysis

11:23:22AM Jul 19, 2019

Inventory data Rebar
Fund purchases bolster Shanghai lead

The SHFE 1909 contract finished the trading day 1.2% higher at 16,500 yuan/mt

Smm Insight

06:53:05PM Jul 18, 2019

Market commentary Lead
Industrial buying fuels nickel rally

The SHFE 1910 contract climbed more than 5% to fresh one-year highs

Smm Insight

01:04:01PM Jul 18, 2019

Market commentary Nickel
Shanghai zinc rallies on Feb rate cut expectations, low inventories

SHFE zinc gained 0.57% to close at 19,355 yuan/mt as of Jul 17

Smm Insight

06:23:59PM Jul 17, 2019

Market commentary Zinc
China's aluminium scrap imports likely to fall 16% in 2019

Q4 is expected to see lower quotas of aluminium scrap imports of 120,000 mt, compared with 361,000 mt in Q3

Smm Insight

05:22:15PM Jul 17, 2019

Tradeflow Aluminium scrap
Operating rates across secondary aluminium producers extend declines in Jun

Rates stood at 52.24% in Jun, down 1.49 percentage points from May and 0.5 percentage point from Jun 2018

Smm Insight

04:51:28PM Jul 17, 2019

Operating rates Aluminium Secondary aluminium
Operating rates at scrap-using copper rod producers decline 6.64 percentage points in Jun

Rates fell 6.64 percentage points from May to 47.8% in Jun

Smm Insight

04:47:39PM Jul 17, 2019

Operating rates Copper Copper rod Copper scrap
Higher freight, nickel rally boost prices of nickel ore

High-grade nickel ore with Ni 1.8% was traded at $49-50.5/wmt on a cif basis this week, up some $0.5/wmt from last week

Smm Insight

03:19:42PM Jul 17, 2019

Nickel ore
Diverted demand, supply recovery grow lead social inventories 

Diverted demand, supply recovery grow lead social inventories 

Stocks may continue to grow next week as improved margins from higher lead prices spur resumption at small smelters

04:52:16PM Jul 19, 2019

Data Analysis

Inventory data Lead
Market optimism to prop up nickel in short term

Market optimism to prop up nickel in short term

The SHFE 1910 contract hit a 13-month high of 119,240 yuan/mt

11:34:28AM Jul 19, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Nickel
China's rebar inventories rise for 3rd consecutive week

China's rebar inventories rise for 3rd consecutive week

Pressure from high supplies could ease as higher iron ore prices cut margins at steel mills

11:23:22AM Jul 19, 2019

Data Analysis

Inventory data Rebar
Fund purchases bolster Shanghai lead

Fund purchases bolster Shanghai lead

The SHFE 1909 contract finished the trading day 1.2% higher at 16,500 yuan/mt

06:53:05PM Jul 18, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Lead
Industrial buying fuels nickel rally

Industrial buying fuels nickel rally

The SHFE 1910 contract climbed more than 5% to fresh one-year highs

01:04:01PM Jul 18, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Nickel
Shanghai zinc rallies on Feb rate cut expectations, low inventories

Shanghai zinc rallies on Feb rate cut expectations, low inventories

SHFE zinc gained 0.57% to close at 19,355 yuan/mt as of Jul 17

06:23:59PM Jul 17, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Zinc
China's aluminium scrap imports likely to fall 16% in 2019

China's aluminium scrap imports likely to fall 16% in 2019

Q4 is expected to see lower quotas of aluminium scrap imports of 120,000 mt, compared with 361,000 mt in Q3

05:22:15PM Jul 17, 2019

Smm Insight

Tradeflow Aluminium scrap
Operating rates across secondary aluminium producers extend declines in Jun

Operating rates across secondary aluminium producers extend declines in Jun

Rates stood at 52.24% in Jun, down 1.49 percentage points from May and 0.5 percentage point from Jun 2018

04:51:28PM Jul 17, 2019

Smm Insight

Operating rates Aluminium Secondary aluminium
Operating rates at scrap-using copper rod producers decline 6.64 percentage points in Jun

Operating rates at scrap-using copper rod producers decline 6.64 percentage points in Jun

Rates fell 6.64 percentage points from May to 47.8% in Jun

04:47:39PM Jul 17, 2019

Smm Insight

Operating rates Copper Copper rod Copper scrap
Higher freight, nickel rally boost prices of nickel ore

Higher freight, nickel rally boost prices of nickel ore

High-grade nickel ore with Ni 1.8% was traded at $49-50.5/wmt on a cif basis this week, up some $0.5/wmt from last week

03:19:42PM Jul 17, 2019

Smm Insight

Nickel ore