Weaker demand, high scrap prices lower Nov operating rates at scrap-using copper rod producers

The rates fell 2.17 percentage points month on month to stand at 59.37% in Nov

Data Analysis

11:29:24AM Dec 14, 2018

Operation update Copper Copper rod Copper scrap
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

Smm Insight

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
Improved utilisation rates at new capacity grow copper output in Nov

China produced 746,100 mt of copper cathode in Nov, up 3.53% from Oct and 3.91% from a year earlier

Data Analysis

03:22:53PM Dec 07, 2018

Production data Copper Copper cathode
Short supplies, weak consumption widen price spreads between high, lower-quality copper

The Shanghai spot copper market saw the price spreads widen to a peak of 315 yuan/mt on Tuesday

Smm Insight

12:07:03PM Dec 06, 2018

Market commentary Copper
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

Data Analysis

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Operating rates Wire and cable
China’s copper downstream contraction slows in Nov

SMM's PMI for downstream copper rose to 48.24 in Nov, up from 46.64 in Oct

Smm Insight

02:22:12PM Dec 03, 2018

Copper PMI
Exports extend gains in Shanghai-bonded copper stocks

Copper stocks across Shanghai bonded areas increased by 3,200 mt from a week ago to stand at 408,600 mt as of Friday Nov 30

Data Analysis

05:06:51PM Nov 30, 2018

Inventory data Copper
Chinese smelter heard purchasing copper concentrate from Gresik above usual TCs

A Chinese smelter was heard to have purchased some 130,000 mt of copper concentrate from Gresik smelter with TCs at triple digits

Smm Insight

08:57:45AM Nov 30, 2018

Copper Copper concentrate TCs Treatment charges
Sluggish demand lowers prices of seaborne copper

As of Thursday Nov 29, Yangshan premiums were offered at $65-75/mt, down from the peak of $115-125/mt in late Sep

Price Review Forecast

04:38:07PM Nov 29, 2018

Market commentary Copper Yangshan copper premiums
Capacity expansion, output recovery to grow China’s copper concentrate output by 6.7% in 2019

Chinese miners are expected to produce 1.633 million mt in Cu content of copper concentrate in 2019

Smm Insight

11:35:15AM Nov 29, 2018

Production data Copper Copper concentrate
Weaker demand, high scrap prices lower Nov operating rates at scrap-using copper rod producers

Weaker demand, high scrap prices lower Nov operating rates at scrap-using copper rod producers

The rates fell 2.17 percentage points month on month to stand at 59.37% in Nov

11:29:24AM Dec 14, 2018

Data Analysis

Operation update Copper Copper rod Copper scrap
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Smm Insight

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
Improved utilisation rates at new capacity grow copper output in Nov

Improved utilisation rates at new capacity grow copper output in Nov

China produced 746,100 mt of copper cathode in Nov, up 3.53% from Oct and 3.91% from a year earlier

03:22:53PM Dec 07, 2018

Data Analysis

Production data Copper Copper cathode
Short supplies, weak consumption widen price spreads between high, lower-quality copper

Short supplies, weak consumption widen price spreads between high, lower-quality copper

The Shanghai spot copper market saw the price spreads widen to a peak of 315 yuan/mt on Tuesday

12:07:03PM Dec 06, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Copper
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Data Analysis

Operating rates Wire and cable
China’s copper downstream contraction slows in Nov

China’s copper downstream contraction slows in Nov

SMM's PMI for downstream copper rose to 48.24 in Nov, up from 46.64 in Oct

02:22:12PM Dec 03, 2018

Smm Insight

Copper PMI
Exports extend gains in Shanghai-bonded copper stocks

Exports extend gains in Shanghai-bonded copper stocks

Copper stocks across Shanghai bonded areas increased by 3,200 mt from a week ago to stand at 408,600 mt as of Friday Nov 30

05:06:51PM Nov 30, 2018

Data Analysis

Inventory data Copper
Chinese smelter heard purchasing copper concentrate from Gresik above usual TCs

Chinese smelter heard purchasing copper concentrate from Gresik above usual TCs

A Chinese smelter was heard to have purchased some 130,000 mt of copper concentrate from Gresik smelter with TCs at triple digits

08:57:45AM Nov 30, 2018

Smm Insight

Copper Copper concentrate TCs Treatment charges
Sluggish demand lowers prices of seaborne copper

Sluggish demand lowers prices of seaborne copper

As of Thursday Nov 29, Yangshan premiums were offered at $65-75/mt, down from the peak of $115-125/mt in late Sep

04:38:07PM Nov 29, 2018

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Copper Yangshan copper premiums
Capacity expansion, output recovery to grow China’s copper concentrate output by 6.7% in 2019

Capacity expansion, output recovery to grow China’s copper concentrate output by 6.7% in 2019

Chinese miners are expected to produce 1.633 million mt in Cu content of copper concentrate in 2019

11:35:15AM Nov 29, 2018

Smm Insight

Production data Copper Copper concentrate