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Tanker blasts in Gulf of Oman bolster prices of oil, iron ore 

On Jun 13, the DCE Sep iron ore contact gained 1.56% on the day to close at 781.5 yuan/mt

Price Review Forecast

05:23:26PM Jun 13, 2019

Market commentary Iron ore
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
Economic stimulus, supply concerns bolster iron ore prices

The DCE iron ore 1909 contract gained 5.99% on the day to close at 760.5 yuan/mt

Smm Insight

05:13:45PM Jun 11, 2019

Market commentary Iron ore
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
Operating rates across EAF steelmakers to dip in Jun as rainfall lowers demand in south

Rate is expected to dip from 80% in May to 79% in Jun

Data Analysis

10:58:39AM Jun 06, 2019

Operating rate EAF steelmakers
Lower margins, greater arrivals to erode momentum in iron ore prices in Jun

Margin on rebar declined 51.2% to 434 yuan/mt in May

Smm Insight

08:19:48AM Jun 06, 2019

Iron ore
Eased maintenance, greater output to lower steel prices in Jun

Maintenance is expected to affect the output of long steel by 218,000 mt in Jun, down from 177,800 mt in May

Smm Insight

11:51:16AM Jun 05, 2019

Market commentary Steel Maintenance
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
Tanker blasts in Gulf of Oman bolster prices of oil, iron ore 

Tanker blasts in Gulf of Oman bolster prices of oil, iron ore 

On Jun 13, the DCE Sep iron ore contact gained 1.56% on the day to close at 781.5 yuan/mt

05:23:26PM Jun 13, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Iron ore
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
Economic stimulus, supply concerns bolster iron ore prices

Economic stimulus, supply concerns bolster iron ore prices

The DCE iron ore 1909 contract gained 5.99% on the day to close at 760.5 yuan/mt

05:13:45PM Jun 11, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Iron ore
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
Operating rates across EAF steelmakers to dip in Jun as rainfall lowers demand in south

Operating rates across EAF steelmakers to dip in Jun as rainfall lowers demand in south

Rate is expected to dip from 80% in May to 79% in Jun

10:58:39AM Jun 06, 2019

Data Analysis

Operating rate EAF steelmakers
Lower margins, greater arrivals to erode momentum in iron ore prices in Jun

Lower margins, greater arrivals to erode momentum in iron ore prices in Jun

Margin on rebar declined 51.2% to 434 yuan/mt in May

08:19:48AM Jun 06, 2019

Smm Insight

Iron ore
Eased maintenance, greater output to lower steel prices in Jun

Eased maintenance, greater output to lower steel prices in Jun

Maintenance is expected to affect the output of long steel by 218,000 mt in Jun, down from 177,800 mt in May

11:51:16AM Jun 05, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Steel Maintenance
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