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Shutdown of Zambia copper smelter to have little impact on TCs: SMM

The Glencore-owned company said on Jun 17 that it has shut down its Mufulira smelter for major refurbishment

Industry News

05:22:45PM Jun 18, 2019

Market commentary Copper
SMM & Horizon Summit: Copper scrap key to the market

If brass scrap imports are banned, the Chinese market would see a supply deficit of 300,000-400,000 mt in Cu content

Smm Insight

03:01:27PM Jun 14, 2019

SMM & Horizon Summit
Inventory, demand to sustain steel prices in short term

Current steel prices are likely to sustain their momentum till Q4, with limited corrections from fundamentals

Smm Insight

04:36:44PM Jun 13, 2019

Market commentary Steel
Fundamentals to weigh on copper prices despite strong start this week 

SMM expects the most-active SHFE August copper contract to face pressure from the 47,500 yuan/mt level

Price Review Forecast

06:48:51PM Jun 11, 2019

Market commentary Copper
5G to boost consumer batteries

China on Jun 6 granted 5G commercial licenses to four domestic companies

Smm Insight

04:27:56PM Jun 10, 2019

5G
Weaker price advantage lowers copper scrap consumption in Apr

Copper scrap consumption came in at 188,900 mt in Apr, down 7.85% from Mar

Smm Insight

02:34:11PM Jun 05, 2019

Copper Scrap
New e-bike standards, cost concerns to bolster demand for lithium manganese oxide

Demand for Li-ion batteries is expected to reach 8.75 GWh in 2019

Smm Insight

02:53:15PM Jun 04, 2019

LMO Ternary materials
Recovering demand lifts operating rates across wire, cable producers in May

Average operating rate across wire and cable producers rose 4.25 percentage points from Apr to stand at 92.06% in May

Data Analysis

03:23:46PM Jun 03, 2019

Operating rate Wire and cable
Growth in China copper downstream activity misses expectations in May

PMI fell from 52.14 in Apr to 50.94 in May, missing the forecast for an increase to 53.75

Smm Insight

03:01:42PM May 31, 2019

Copper PMI
Greater demand bolsters China copper import premiums

Yangshan premiums stood at $51-66/mt as of May 30, up about $10/mt from $36-60/mt after the May Day holiday

Smm Insight

11:18:48AM May 31, 2019

Copper Yangshan copper premiums
Shutdown of Zambia copper smelter to have little impact on TCs: SMM

Shutdown of Zambia copper smelter to have little impact on TCs: SMM

The Glencore-owned company said on Jun 17 that it has shut down its Mufulira smelter for major refurbishment

05:22:45PM Jun 18, 2019

Industry News

Market commentary Copper
SMM & Horizon Summit: Copper scrap key to the market

SMM & Horizon Summit: Copper scrap key to the market

If brass scrap imports are banned, the Chinese market would see a supply deficit of 300,000-400,000 mt in Cu content

03:01:27PM Jun 14, 2019

Smm Insight

SMM & Horizon Summit
Inventory, demand to sustain steel prices in short term

Inventory, demand to sustain steel prices in short term

Current steel prices are likely to sustain their momentum till Q4, with limited corrections from fundamentals

04:36:44PM Jun 13, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Steel
Fundamentals to weigh on copper prices despite strong start this week 

Fundamentals to weigh on copper prices despite strong start this week 

SMM expects the most-active SHFE August copper contract to face pressure from the 47,500 yuan/mt level

06:48:51PM Jun 11, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Copper
5G to boost consumer batteries

5G to boost consumer batteries

China on Jun 6 granted 5G commercial licenses to four domestic companies

04:27:56PM Jun 10, 2019

Smm Insight

5G
Weaker price advantage lowers copper scrap consumption in Apr

Weaker price advantage lowers copper scrap consumption in Apr

Copper scrap consumption came in at 188,900 mt in Apr, down 7.85% from Mar

02:34:11PM Jun 05, 2019

Smm Insight

Copper Scrap
New e-bike standards, cost concerns to bolster demand for lithium manganese oxide

New e-bike standards, cost concerns to bolster demand for lithium manganese oxide

Demand for Li-ion batteries is expected to reach 8.75 GWh in 2019

02:53:15PM Jun 04, 2019

Smm Insight

LMO Ternary materials
Recovering demand lifts operating rates across wire, cable producers in May

Recovering demand lifts operating rates across wire, cable producers in May

Average operating rate across wire and cable producers rose 4.25 percentage points from Apr to stand at 92.06% in May

03:23:46PM Jun 03, 2019

Data Analysis

Operating rate Wire and cable
Growth in China copper downstream activity misses expectations in May

Growth in China copper downstream activity misses expectations in May

PMI fell from 52.14 in Apr to 50.94 in May, missing the forecast for an increase to 53.75

03:01:42PM May 31, 2019

Smm Insight

Copper PMI
Greater demand bolsters China copper import premiums

Greater demand bolsters China copper import premiums

Yangshan premiums stood at $51-66/mt as of May 30, up about $10/mt from $36-60/mt after the May Day holiday

11:18:48AM May 31, 2019

Smm Insight

Copper Yangshan copper premiums