SMM Tin Summit: China's economic slowdown to continue

The slowdown in China’s economic growth is likely to continue, said Liang Zhonghua, senior macro strategist at Zhongtai Securities

05:17PM Aug 30, 2018

SMM Insight

Slack season depresses rare earth metal prices 

Prices of several rare earth metals moved downwards for the week and they are likely to weaken further amid slow season

05:01PM Jun 29, 2018

Price Review & Forecast

Shanty town redevelopment may cool down on CDB's policy change

Boom of shanty town redevelopment in China may cool down

04:03PM Jun 26, 2018

SMM Insight

China to significantly lower auto import tariffs in July

China will slash import tariffs on certain vehicles and auto parts down to 15%, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Tuesday May 22. Cuts will take effect on July 1

11:18AM May 23, 2018

SMM Insight

China's ban on 16 scrap metals, chemical waste likely to have little impact on zinc market

China will ban imports of 16 more scrap metal and chemical waste products from December 31, 2018, according to release by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on Wednesday April 19

03:40PM Apr 19, 2018

Industry News

SMM CoLiNi Summit: Cathode materials to drive future of new-energy vehicles

Development in cathode materials is likely to drive the development of new-energy cars as cathode materials determine battery performance.

06:19PM Apr 13, 2018

SMM Insight

SMM Copper Aluminium Summit: Rise of new energy cars to drive nonferrous metals demand

Demand for nonferrous metals will surge as new energy vehicles are booming in China, said Lei Hongjun, chief engineer of the Yangtse Automobile Group.

05:25PM Mar 23, 2018

SMM Insight

Prices of prebaked anode to drop further on oversupply

Prices of prebaked anode will continue to tumble as supply grows after production restrictions are lifted at the end of the heating season, SMM believed. 

11:54AM Mar 21, 2018

SMM Insight

Lithium, cobalt see limited boost with fresh new-energy vehicle subsidies

China’s new subsidy policy on new-energy vehicles is set to give only limited boost to demand for cobalt and lithium as it was within industry expectations, SMM believes.

02:58PM Feb 14, 2018

SMM Insight

Domestic Rare Earth Price Continues Slipping, PR-ND Oxide to Fall below 300,000 yuan/ton

Today, part of domestic rare earth continues to slip in price, especially for Pr-Nd oxide.

11:26AM Dec 05, 2017

SMM Insight