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SMM Notice: Launch of SMM Copper Concentrate Index

The assessment methodology for SMM copper concentrate index is made available for public comments

Smm Insight

04:24:05PM Oct 10, 2019

SMM Copper Concentrate Index
2019 China Rare Earth Forum: Tighter supply, demand recovery to bolster rare earth prices in Sep-Dec

SMM assessed prices of praseodymium-neodymium oxide at 322,500 yuan/mt as of Sep 23

Smm Insight

02:14:42PM Sep 23, 2019

2019 China Rare Earth Forum
2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Car body panels—a potential driver of Al consumption

Automobile production in China is expected to decline 13.5% in 2019

Smm Insight

04:59:07PM Sep 19, 2019

2019 China Automotive Materials Forum
Nickel sulphate returns to premiums over nickel on supply cuts, demand improvement

As of Sep 18, the premium for battery-grade nickel sulphate over class 1 nickel came in at 4,475 yuan/mt in Ni content

Smm Insight

01:44:12PM Sep 19, 2019

Market commentary Nickel Nickel sulphate
Greater demand for cold-rolled steel, maintenance to lower hot-rolled steel output in Sep

Chinese steelmakers plan to produce 9.36 million mt of hot-rolled steel in Sep, down 3.22% from realised output in Aug

Smm Insight

11:37:41AM Sep 06, 2019

Production data Hot-rolled coil HRC Steel
EAF steelmakers slow operation on discouraging margins, scrap supply shortage

Operating rate across major EAF steelmakers dropped 4 percentage points from a month ago to 56% as of Sep 4

Smm Insight

11:30:59AM Sep 05, 2019

Operating rate EAF steelmakers
China copper downstream activity contracts for 3 months

SMM copper downstream PMI rose 3.2 from a month ago to 46.38 in Aug

Smm Insight

07:32:08PM Sep 03, 2019

PMI Copper
Advanced Indonesia export ban threatens China’s nickel ore, NPI shortage in 2020

SMM assessed China’s nickel ore imports at 500,000 mt in metal content in 2020, far from meeting domestic demand

Smm Insight

07:37:14PM Sep 01, 2019

Market commentary Nickel
SMM slashes its China copper production growth forecast for 2019

Production of copper cathode is expected to increase by 200,000-300,000 mt in 2019

Smm Insight

03:52:29PM Aug 29, 2019

Copper
Tesla’s Shanghai plant likely to require 25,900 mt of lithium hydroxide a year

The plant is expected to begin trial production this year and reach mass production in 2022

Smm Insight

04:49:35PM Aug 26, 2019

Lithium carbonate Lithium hydroxide
SMM Notice: Launch of SMM Copper Concentrate Index

SMM Notice: Launch of SMM Copper Concentrate Index

The assessment methodology for SMM copper concentrate index is made available for public comments

04:24:05PM Oct 10, 2019

Smm Insight

SMM Copper Concentrate Index
2019 China Rare Earth Forum: Tighter supply, demand recovery to bolster rare earth prices in Sep-Dec

2019 China Rare Earth Forum: Tighter supply, demand recovery to bolster rare earth prices in Sep-Dec

SMM assessed prices of praseodymium-neodymium oxide at 322,500 yuan/mt as of Sep 23

02:14:42PM Sep 23, 2019

Smm Insight

2019 China Rare Earth Forum
2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Car body panels—a potential driver of Al consumption

2019 China Automotive Materials Forum: Car body panels—a potential driver of Al consumption

Automobile production in China is expected to decline 13.5% in 2019

04:59:07PM Sep 19, 2019

Smm Insight

2019 China Automotive Materials Forum
Nickel sulphate returns to premiums over nickel on supply cuts, demand improvement

Nickel sulphate returns to premiums over nickel on supply cuts, demand improvement

As of Sep 18, the premium for battery-grade nickel sulphate over class 1 nickel came in at 4,475 yuan/mt in Ni content

01:44:12PM Sep 19, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Nickel Nickel sulphate
Greater demand for cold-rolled steel, maintenance to lower hot-rolled steel output in Sep

Greater demand for cold-rolled steel, maintenance to lower hot-rolled steel output in Sep

Chinese steelmakers plan to produce 9.36 million mt of hot-rolled steel in Sep, down 3.22% from realised output in Aug

11:37:41AM Sep 06, 2019

Smm Insight

Production data Hot-rolled coil HRC Steel
EAF steelmakers slow operation on discouraging margins, scrap supply shortage

EAF steelmakers slow operation on discouraging margins, scrap supply shortage

Operating rate across major EAF steelmakers dropped 4 percentage points from a month ago to 56% as of Sep 4

11:30:59AM Sep 05, 2019

Smm Insight

Operating rate EAF steelmakers
China copper downstream activity contracts for 3 months

China copper downstream activity contracts for 3 months

SMM copper downstream PMI rose 3.2 from a month ago to 46.38 in Aug

07:32:08PM Sep 03, 2019

Smm Insight

PMI Copper
Advanced Indonesia export ban threatens China’s nickel ore, NPI shortage in 2020

Advanced Indonesia export ban threatens China’s nickel ore, NPI shortage in 2020

SMM assessed China’s nickel ore imports at 500,000 mt in metal content in 2020, far from meeting domestic demand

07:37:14PM Sep 01, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Nickel
SMM slashes its China copper production growth forecast for 2019

SMM slashes its China copper production growth forecast for 2019

Production of copper cathode is expected to increase by 200,000-300,000 mt in 2019

03:52:29PM Aug 29, 2019

Smm Insight

Copper
Tesla’s Shanghai plant likely to require 25,900 mt of lithium hydroxide a year

Tesla’s Shanghai plant likely to require 25,900 mt of lithium hydroxide a year

The plant is expected to begin trial production this year and reach mass production in 2022

04:49:35PM Aug 26, 2019

Smm Insight

Lithium carbonate Lithium hydroxide