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Domestic copper inventories decline as supply shrinks

SHFE copper inventories fell for seven consecutive weeks as of May 17 and lost 73,000 mt

Smm Insight

12:29:47PM

Inventory data Copper
Lead prices face rebound after 6 months of weakness

Prices will receive a boost from prices of secondary refined lead

Smm Insight

05:10:59PM yesterday

Market commentary Secondary lead Primary lead
Malaysian limits on waste grow concerns over copper scrap supply to China 

Malaysia implemented stricter inspections on scrap metal imports

Smm Insight

11:27:38AM yesterday

Market commentary Copper scrap
Xi’s visit boosts rare earth stocks in China

SMM learned that most rare earth producers held back from selling praseodymium-neodymium metal and oxide

Smm Insight

07:11:57PM May 21, 2019

Rare earth
Jiangsu chemical plant shutdowns lower demand for lithium metal

Prices of domestic industrial- and battery- grade lithium metal lost some 10,000 yuan/mt from May 17, as of May 21

Price Review Forecast

05:34:28PM May 21, 2019

Market commentary Lithium
Secondary aluminium prices to see further downside ahead of tougher vehicle emission standards

The new standards will go into effect in July 2019 in certain prominent areas such as Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai

Smm Insight

03:02:37PM May 20, 2019

Market commentary Secondary aluminium
Apr operating rates at producers of copper cathode-made rods decline over 5 percentage points on year

Rate came in at 78.28% in Apr, up 1.1 percentage points from Mar but down 5.43 percentage points from Apr 2018

Data Analysis

11:14:57AM May 20, 2019

Operating rate Copper Copper rod
Aluminum fluoride prices to rally on greater costs, demand

Aluminum fluoride producers’ quotes are likely to climb to 10,000 yuan/mt, while traded prices are seen at 9,000-9,500 yuan/mt

Smm Insight

10:27:25AM May 20, 2019

Market commentary Aluminium fluoride
Demand from alloy to underpin manganese ore prices in H2

Manganese ore imports are likely to increase 2.5 million mt from 2018, to 25.65 million mt this year

Smm Insight

04:40:30PM May 17, 2019

Market commentary Manganese ore
Rebar inventories edge higher YoY amid brisk production

Stocks continued to shrink on a weekly basis as of May 16

Smm Insight

03:07:19PM May 17, 2019

Inventory data Rebar
Domestic copper inventories decline as supply shrinks

Domestic copper inventories decline as supply shrinks

SHFE copper inventories fell for seven consecutive weeks as of May 17 and lost 73,000 mt

12:29:47PM

Smm Insight

Inventory data Copper
Lead prices face rebound after 6 months of weakness

Lead prices face rebound after 6 months of weakness

Prices will receive a boost from prices of secondary refined lead

05:10:59PM yesterday

Smm Insight

Market commentary Secondary lead Primary lead
Malaysian limits on waste grow concerns over copper scrap supply to China 

Malaysian limits on waste grow concerns over copper scrap supply to China 

Malaysia implemented stricter inspections on scrap metal imports

11:27:38AM yesterday

Smm Insight

Market commentary Copper scrap
Xi’s visit boosts rare earth stocks in China

Xi’s visit boosts rare earth stocks in China

SMM learned that most rare earth producers held back from selling praseodymium-neodymium metal and oxide

07:11:57PM May 21, 2019

Smm Insight

Rare earth
Jiangsu chemical plant shutdowns lower demand for lithium metal

Jiangsu chemical plant shutdowns lower demand for lithium metal

Prices of domestic industrial- and battery- grade lithium metal lost some 10,000 yuan/mt from May 17, as of May 21

05:34:28PM May 21, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Lithium
Secondary aluminium prices to see further downside ahead of tougher vehicle emission standards

Secondary aluminium prices to see further downside ahead of tougher vehicle emission standards

The new standards will go into effect in July 2019 in certain prominent areas such as Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai

03:02:37PM May 20, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Secondary aluminium
Apr operating rates at producers of copper cathode-made rods decline over 5 percentage points on year

Apr operating rates at producers of copper cathode-made rods decline over 5 percentage points on year

Rate came in at 78.28% in Apr, up 1.1 percentage points from Mar but down 5.43 percentage points from Apr 2018

11:14:57AM May 20, 2019

Data Analysis

Operating rate Copper Copper rod
Aluminum fluoride prices to rally on greater costs, demand

Aluminum fluoride prices to rally on greater costs, demand

Aluminum fluoride producers’ quotes are likely to climb to 10,000 yuan/mt, while traded prices are seen at 9,000-9,500 yuan/mt

10:27:25AM May 20, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Aluminium fluoride
Demand from alloy to underpin manganese ore prices in H2

Demand from alloy to underpin manganese ore prices in H2

Manganese ore imports are likely to increase 2.5 million mt from 2018, to 25.65 million mt this year

04:40:30PM May 17, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Manganese ore
Rebar inventories edge higher YoY amid brisk production

Rebar inventories edge higher YoY amid brisk production

Stocks continued to shrink on a weekly basis as of May 16

03:07:19PM May 17, 2019

Smm Insight

Inventory data Rebar