Weak demand lowers operating rates at secondary aluminium producers in Oct

Rates averaged 56.81% in Oct, down 1.44 percentage points from a month ago and 3.19 percentage points from a year ago

05:35:07PM yesterday

SMM Insight

Overseas summer breaks lower exports of silicon metal in Sep

China exported 75,000 mt of silicon metal in Sep, down 8.7% from Aug but up 7.3% from Sep 2017

03:46:33PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Poorer domestic, overseas demand lowers silicon prices

SMM expects the weak trend in silicon prices to sustain through Nov and Dec

02:43:37PM yesterday

SMM Insight

Chinese EAF steelmakers operate in high gear with new rebar standards

Operating rates across EAF steelmakers who produce steel products with scrap as feedstock averaging 77% in Nov

12:22:28PM yesterday

SMM Insight

Slower demand erodes prices of steel billet, ferrous complex

The weak trends are likely to extend this week, with limited room for rebounds

03:19:50PM Nov 12, 2018

Price Review & Forecast

Operating rates at copper processors to extend decline in Oct

The rates across Chinese copper products producers are expected to dip 1.09 percentage point from a month ago to 77.29% in Oct

11:44:16AM Nov 12, 2018

SMM Insight

Sluggish demand, slowing output cuts to grow aluminium ingot supplies in Q4

Aluminium ingot supplies are likely to grow in Q4 2018 in anticipation of continued sluggish demand

02:56:24PM Nov 09, 2018

SMM Insight

Tight supplies buoy Jinchuan premiums despite operation resumption 

Tight supplies of raw materials curbed the production of type 1 nickel of Jinchuan brand

01:47:26PM Nov 08, 2018

SMM Insight

High zinc concentrate TCs to continue into longer term in a well-supplied market

Zinc concentrate TCs are likely to stand at highs into longer term as ore output growth at miners overseas is set to continue

06:28:58PM Nov 07, 2018

SMM Insight

Production enthusiasm extends gains in Oct zinc output

Output of refined zinc stood at 459,300 mt in Oct, up 2.81% from a month earlier but down 8.29% from a year earlier

12:35:11PM Nov 07, 2018

SMM Insight

Weak demand lowers operating rates at secondary aluminium producers in Oct

Weak demand lowers operating rates at secondary aluminium producers in Oct

Rates averaged 56.81% in Oct, down 1.44 percentage points from a month ago and 3.19 percentage points from a year ago

05:35:07PM yesterday

SMM Insight

Overseas summer breaks lower exports of silicon metal in Sep

Overseas summer breaks lower exports of silicon metal in Sep

China exported 75,000 mt of silicon metal in Sep, down 8.7% from Aug but up 7.3% from Sep 2017

03:46:33PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Poorer domestic, overseas demand lowers silicon prices

Poorer domestic, overseas demand lowers silicon prices

SMM expects the weak trend in silicon prices to sustain through Nov and Dec

02:43:37PM yesterday

SMM Insight

Chinese EAF steelmakers operate in high gear with new rebar standards

Chinese EAF steelmakers operate in high gear with new rebar standards

Operating rates across EAF steelmakers who produce steel products with scrap as feedstock averaging 77% in Nov

12:22:28PM yesterday

SMM Insight

Slower demand erodes prices of steel billet, ferrous complex

Slower demand erodes prices of steel billet, ferrous complex

The weak trends are likely to extend this week, with limited room for rebounds

03:19:50PM Nov 12, 2018

Price Review & Forecast

Operating rates at copper processors to extend decline in Oct

Operating rates at copper processors to extend decline in Oct

The rates across Chinese copper products producers are expected to dip 1.09 percentage point from a month ago to 77.29% in Oct

11:44:16AM Nov 12, 2018

SMM Insight

Sluggish demand, slowing output cuts to grow aluminium ingot supplies in Q4

Sluggish demand, slowing output cuts to grow aluminium ingot supplies in Q4

Aluminium ingot supplies are likely to grow in Q4 2018 in anticipation of continued sluggish demand

02:56:24PM Nov 09, 2018

SMM Insight

Tight supplies buoy Jinchuan premiums despite operation resumption 

Tight supplies buoy Jinchuan premiums despite operation resumption 

Tight supplies of raw materials curbed the production of type 1 nickel of Jinchuan brand

01:47:26PM Nov 08, 2018

SMM Insight

High zinc concentrate TCs to continue into longer term in a well-supplied market

High zinc concentrate TCs to continue into longer term in a well-supplied market

Zinc concentrate TCs are likely to stand at highs into longer term as ore output growth at miners overseas is set to continue

06:28:58PM Nov 07, 2018

SMM Insight

Production enthusiasm extends gains in Oct zinc output

Production enthusiasm extends gains in Oct zinc output

Output of refined zinc stood at 459,300 mt in Oct, up 2.81% from a month earlier but down 8.29% from a year earlier

12:35:11PM Nov 07, 2018

SMM Insight