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Supply concerns bolster low-grade silicon prices in May

The postponed reopening of producers in Sichuan and Yunnan and production cuts in Xinjiang tightened spot supplies

Smm Insight

05:07:07PM Jun 13, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
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
South-west drought, ore shortage lower operating rates at silicon producers in May

Rate dipped 0.6 percentage point from Apr to 32.6% in May, standing 6.4 percentage points lower than a year ago

Smm Insight

03:29:11PM Jun 13, 2019

Operating rate Silicon Silicon metal
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
Prices of cobalt-related products to stabilise in short term

Domestic prices of lithium salts will face downward pressure as demand fell

Price Review Forecast

02:37:23PM Jun 10, 2019

Market commentary Cobalt Lithium
Falling market drives cobalt sulphate producer to shift capacity 

The destocking inclination is likely to expand downside room in prices in the short term

Smm Insight

10:56:41AM Jun 06, 2019

Market commentary Cobalt Cobalt sulphate
Cooling demand, excess supply to lower lithium carbonate prices Jun-Sep

SMM expects domestic output of lithium carbonate to grow 14% from May, to 15,700 mt in Jun

Smm Insight

03:58:39PM Jun 04, 2019

Market commentary Lithium carbonate
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
Supply concerns bolster low-grade silicon prices in May

Supply concerns bolster low-grade silicon prices in May

The postponed reopening of producers in Sichuan and Yunnan and production cuts in Xinjiang tightened spot supplies

05:07:07PM Jun 13, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Silicon
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
South-west drought, ore shortage lower operating rates at silicon producers in May

South-west drought, ore shortage lower operating rates at silicon producers in May

Rate dipped 0.6 percentage point from Apr to 32.6% in May, standing 6.4 percentage points lower than a year ago

03:29:11PM Jun 13, 2019

Smm Insight

Operating rate Silicon Silicon metal
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
Prices of cobalt-related products to stabilise in short term

Prices of cobalt-related products to stabilise in short term

Domestic prices of lithium salts will face downward pressure as demand fell

02:37:23PM Jun 10, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Cobalt Lithium
Falling market drives cobalt sulphate producer to shift capacity 

Falling market drives cobalt sulphate producer to shift capacity 

The destocking inclination is likely to expand downside room in prices in the short term

10:56:41AM Jun 06, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Cobalt Cobalt sulphate
Cooling demand, excess supply to lower lithium carbonate prices Jun-Sep

Cooling demand, excess supply to lower lithium carbonate prices Jun-Sep

SMM expects domestic output of lithium carbonate to grow 14% from May, to 15,700 mt in Jun

03:58:39PM Jun 04, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Lithium carbonate
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