Dry season lowers output, prices of silicon in Dec 

In the middle of Jan, demand to cash-in across sellers is likely to drag prices of silicon to the lowest of the first quarter of 2019

Smm Insight

04:42:59PM Jan 15, 2019

Market commentary
Chinese government warns of excess alumina capacity

Alumina capacity expanded by some 5.43 million mt in 2018, after growing by 6.8 million mt in 2017

Smm Insight

10:51:31AM Jan 10, 2019

Market commentary Alumina
Poorer consumption to lower zinc prices in Jan

SMM expects the SHFE most liquid zinc contract to be weak in Jan, with a floor at 20,000 yuan/mt

Smm Insight

11:45:29AM Jan 08, 2019

Market commentary Zinc
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

Smm Insight

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Wire and cable Copper
Slower phone upgrades, market saturation to shrink LCO battery demand

LCO battery demand from the global consumer electronics markets is estimated to fall 2% to 31.92GWh in 2019

Smm Insight

11:32:45AM Jan 04, 2019

Lithium Cobalt Lithium cobalt oxide LCO
China copper downstream PMI rebounds above 50 in Dec

Downstream copper industries grew moderately in Dec after they contracted for six consecutive months

Smm Insight

10:46:43AM Jan 02, 2019

Copper PMI
Imports of nickel unwrought, non-alloyed grow unexpectedly in Nov

China imported 28,400 mt of nickel unwrought, not alloyed in Nov, up 21.8% month on month and 9.4% year on year

Smm Insight

04:05:35PM Dec 29, 2018

Customs data Nickel
Lithium metal prices weaken amid pharmaceutical environmental probes

Prices fell to 790,000-820,000 yuan/mt as of Friday Dec 28, down 20,000 yuan/mt from a week ago

Price Review Forecast

11:10:05AM Dec 29, 2018

Market commentary Lithium Lithium metal Lithium chloride Lithium hydroxide
Economic slowdown, trade disputes to keep SHFE copper weak in Jan

The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange is likely to trade at 47,500-50,200 yuan/mt in Jan

Smm Insight

04:59:05PM Dec 28, 2018

Market commentary Copper
Highlights of China's manganese industry in 2018

A roundup of highlights across China's manganese industrial chain for 2018

Feature

09:54:26AM Dec 28, 2018

Market commentary Manganese
Dry season lowers output, prices of silicon in Dec 

Dry season lowers output, prices of silicon in Dec 

In the middle of Jan, demand to cash-in across sellers is likely to drag prices of silicon to the lowest of the first quarter of 2019

04:42:59PM Jan 15, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary
Chinese government warns of excess alumina capacity

Chinese government warns of excess alumina capacity

Alumina capacity expanded by some 5.43 million mt in 2018, after growing by 6.8 million mt in 2017

10:51:31AM Jan 10, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Alumina
Poorer consumption to lower zinc prices in Jan

Poorer consumption to lower zinc prices in Jan

SMM expects the SHFE most liquid zinc contract to be weak in Jan, with a floor at 20,000 yuan/mt

11:45:29AM Jan 08, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Zinc
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Smm Insight

Wire and cable Copper
Slower phone upgrades, market saturation to shrink LCO battery demand

Slower phone upgrades, market saturation to shrink LCO battery demand

LCO battery demand from the global consumer electronics markets is estimated to fall 2% to 31.92GWh in 2019

11:32:45AM Jan 04, 2019

Smm Insight

Lithium Cobalt Lithium cobalt oxide LCO
China copper downstream PMI rebounds above 50 in Dec

China copper downstream PMI rebounds above 50 in Dec

Downstream copper industries grew moderately in Dec after they contracted for six consecutive months

10:46:43AM Jan 02, 2019

Smm Insight

Copper PMI
Imports of nickel unwrought, non-alloyed grow unexpectedly in Nov

Imports of nickel unwrought, non-alloyed grow unexpectedly in Nov

China imported 28,400 mt of nickel unwrought, not alloyed in Nov, up 21.8% month on month and 9.4% year on year

04:05:35PM Dec 29, 2018

Smm Insight

Customs data Nickel
Lithium metal prices weaken amid pharmaceutical environmental probes

Lithium metal prices weaken amid pharmaceutical environmental probes

Prices fell to 790,000-820,000 yuan/mt as of Friday Dec 28, down 20,000 yuan/mt from a week ago

11:10:05AM Dec 29, 2018

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Lithium Lithium metal Lithium chloride Lithium hydroxide
Economic slowdown, trade disputes to keep SHFE copper weak in Jan

Economic slowdown, trade disputes to keep SHFE copper weak in Jan

The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange is likely to trade at 47,500-50,200 yuan/mt in Jan

04:59:05PM Dec 28, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Copper
Highlights of China's manganese industry in 2018

Highlights of China's manganese industry in 2018

A roundup of highlights across China's manganese industrial chain for 2018

09:54:26AM Dec 28, 2018

Feature

Market commentary Manganese