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SMM Notice: Launch of SMM Copper Concentrate Index

The assessment methodology for SMM copper concentrate index is made available for public comments

Smm Insight

04:24:05PM Oct 10, 2019

SMM Copper Concentrate Index
Spot rebar prices to move sideways after smog alert lifted

Pent-up demand will counter supply recovery

Smm Insight

11:50:31AM Oct 09, 2019

Market commentary Steel
Higher supply to keep Shanghai zinc prices under pressure 

Improving consumption will underpin nearby zinc prices

Smm Insight

11:00:13AM Oct 09, 2019

Market commentary Zinc
China copper downstream activity returns to expansion in Sep

The PMI rose to 51.11 in Sep from 46.38 in Aug

Smm Insight

02:15:38PM Oct 08, 2019

PMI Copper
China issues import quotas for another 32,940 mt of Al scrap

China earlier this week issued a fresh batch of import quotas of 32,940 mt for newly restricted high-grade aluminium scrap

Smm Insight

11:50:48AM Sep 25, 2019

Aluminium Aluminium scrap
2019 China Rare Earth Forum: Tighter supply, demand recovery to bolster rare earth prices in Sep-Dec

SMM assessed prices of praseodymium-neodymium oxide at 322,500 yuan/mt as of Sep 23

Smm Insight

02:14:42PM Sep 23, 2019

2019 China Rare Earth Forum
Resurgent arbitrage opportunity bolsters Yangshan copper premium to 2019 high

Yangshan copper premiums rose $8/mt to $78-88/mt for warehouse warrants on Sep 19

Smm Insight

11:10:49AM Sep 20, 2019

Market commentary Copper Yangshan copper premiums
2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Silicon supply shortfall to trigger higher prices in H1 2020

Yang estimated a decline of 16%, or 420,000 mt, in domestic silicon metal production in 2019

Smm Insight

10:52:32AM Sep 20, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Car body panels—a potential driver of Al consumption

Automobile production in China is expected to decline 13.5% in 2019

Smm Insight

04:59:07PM Sep 19, 2019

2019 China Automotive Materials Forum
Nickel sulphate returns to premiums over nickel on supply cuts, demand improvement

As of Sep 18, the premium for battery-grade nickel sulphate over class 1 nickel came in at 4,475 yuan/mt in Ni content

Smm Insight

01:44:12PM Sep 19, 2019

Market commentary Nickel Nickel sulphate
SMM Notice: Launch of SMM Copper Concentrate Index

SMM Notice: Launch of SMM Copper Concentrate Index

The assessment methodology for SMM copper concentrate index is made available for public comments

04:24:05PM Oct 10, 2019

Smm Insight

SMM Copper Concentrate Index
Spot rebar prices to move sideways after smog alert lifted

Spot rebar prices to move sideways after smog alert lifted

Pent-up demand will counter supply recovery

11:50:31AM Oct 09, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Steel
Higher supply to keep Shanghai zinc prices under pressure 

Higher supply to keep Shanghai zinc prices under pressure 

Improving consumption will underpin nearby zinc prices

11:00:13AM Oct 09, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Zinc
China copper downstream activity returns to expansion in Sep

China copper downstream activity returns to expansion in Sep

The PMI rose to 51.11 in Sep from 46.38 in Aug

02:15:38PM Oct 08, 2019

Smm Insight

PMI Copper
China issues import quotas for another 32,940 mt of Al scrap

China issues import quotas for another 32,940 mt of Al scrap

China earlier this week issued a fresh batch of import quotas of 32,940 mt for newly restricted high-grade aluminium scrap

11:50:48AM Sep 25, 2019

Smm Insight

Aluminium Aluminium scrap
2019 China Rare Earth Forum: Tighter supply, demand recovery to bolster rare earth prices in Sep-Dec

2019 China Rare Earth Forum: Tighter supply, demand recovery to bolster rare earth prices in Sep-Dec

SMM assessed prices of praseodymium-neodymium oxide at 322,500 yuan/mt as of Sep 23

02:14:42PM Sep 23, 2019

Smm Insight

2019 China Rare Earth Forum
Resurgent arbitrage opportunity bolsters Yangshan copper premium to 2019 high

Resurgent arbitrage opportunity bolsters Yangshan copper premium to 2019 high

Yangshan copper premiums rose $8/mt to $78-88/mt for warehouse warrants on Sep 19

11:10:49AM Sep 20, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Copper Yangshan copper premiums
2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Silicon supply shortfall to trigger higher prices in H1 2020

2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Silicon supply shortfall to trigger higher prices in H1 2020

Yang estimated a decline of 16%, or 420,000 mt, in domestic silicon metal production in 2019

10:52:32AM Sep 20, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Silicon
2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Car body panels—a potential driver of Al consumption

2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Car body panels—a potential driver of Al consumption

Automobile production in China is expected to decline 13.5% in 2019

04:59:07PM Sep 19, 2019

Smm Insight

2019 China Automotive Materials Forum
Nickel sulphate returns to premiums over nickel on supply cuts, demand improvement

Nickel sulphate returns to premiums over nickel on supply cuts, demand improvement

As of Sep 18, the premium for battery-grade nickel sulphate over class 1 nickel came in at 4,475 yuan/mt in Ni content

01:44:12PM Sep 19, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Nickel Nickel sulphate