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Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

A roundup of China's base metals output in November 2019, from an SMM survey of major producers

Data Analysis

07:02:44PM yesterday

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
SMM Evening Comments (Dec 6)

SHFE nonferrous metals, except for aluminium, rose across the board on Friday

Price Review Forecast

07:00:49PM yesterday

Evening comments Futures movement
Silicon social inventories dipped on fewer arrivals

Overall trades remained subdued this week

Data Analysis

06:59:28PM yesterday

Inventory data Silicon
Weekly lead-acid battery maker operating rate dipped 0.2 percentage point

Operating rates across Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei and Hebei averaged 57.56% in the week ended Dec 6

Data Analysis

06:10:56PM yesterday

Operating rate Lead Lead-acid battery
Lead social inventories rose for 2nd week in a weakening market

Stocks rose over 1,000 mt from a week earlier to 38,200 mt as of Dec 6, after an increase of 1,600 mt in the previous week

Data Analysis

06:05:03PM yesterday

Inventory data Lead
MMi Daily Iron Ore Report (Dec 6)

SMM statistics showed that iron ore stocks across 35 Chinese ports totaled 113.5 million mt as of December 6.

Price Review Forecast

05:48:54PM yesterday

MMi Iron Ore Port Index
Shanghai-bonded zinc stocks dipped on outbound shipments

Stocks decreased 1,100 mt from a week earlier to 79,800 mt as of Dec 6

Data Analysis

04:42:18PM yesterday

Inventory data Zinc
Weekly primary lead smelter operating rate rose 1.9 percentage points

The rate at Hunan was 7.3 percentage points higher to 51.6% as some smelters stepped up production for higher profits

Data Analysis

04:33:01PM yesterday

Operating rates Primary lead Lead
China tin production dropped 24.6% in Nov

For the first 11 months of 2019, production stood at 129,647 mt, down 13,579 mt, or 9.48% year on year

Data Analysis

04:09:20PM yesterday

Production data Tin
Daily crude steel output at CISA key mills rose 0.44% in mid-Nov

As of Nov 20, inventories of steel products across those mills shrank 163,600 mt, or 1.33%, from Nov 10

Data Analysis

03:58:34PM yesterday

Production data Crude steel CISA
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

A roundup of China's base metals output in November 2019, from an SMM survey of major producers

07:02:44PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
SMM Evening Comments (Dec 6)

SMM Evening Comments (Dec 6)

SHFE nonferrous metals, except for aluminium, rose across the board on Friday

07:00:49PM yesterday

Price Review Forecast

Evening comments Futures movement
Silicon social inventories dipped on fewer arrivals

Silicon social inventories dipped on fewer arrivals

Overall trades remained subdued this week

06:59:28PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Inventory data Silicon
Weekly lead-acid battery maker operating rate dipped 0.2 percentage point

Weekly lead-acid battery maker operating rate dipped 0.2 percentage point

Operating rates across Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei and Hebei averaged 57.56% in the week ended Dec 6

06:10:56PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Operating rate Lead Lead-acid battery
Lead social inventories rose for 2nd week in a weakening market

Lead social inventories rose for 2nd week in a weakening market

Stocks rose over 1,000 mt from a week earlier to 38,200 mt as of Dec 6, after an increase of 1,600 mt in the previous week

06:05:03PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Inventory data Lead
MMi Daily Iron Ore Report (Dec 6)

MMi Daily Iron Ore Report (Dec 6)

SMM statistics showed that iron ore stocks across 35 Chinese ports totaled 113.5 million mt as of December 6.

05:48:54PM yesterday

Price Review Forecast

MMi Iron Ore Port Index
Shanghai-bonded zinc stocks dipped on outbound shipments

Shanghai-bonded zinc stocks dipped on outbound shipments

Stocks decreased 1,100 mt from a week earlier to 79,800 mt as of Dec 6

04:42:18PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Inventory data Zinc
Weekly primary lead smelter operating rate rose 1.9 percentage points

Weekly primary lead smelter operating rate rose 1.9 percentage points

The rate at Hunan was 7.3 percentage points higher to 51.6% as some smelters stepped up production for higher profits

04:33:01PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Operating rates Primary lead Lead
China tin production dropped 24.6% in Nov

China tin production dropped 24.6% in Nov

For the first 11 months of 2019, production stood at 129,647 mt, down 13,579 mt, or 9.48% year on year

04:09:20PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Production data Tin
Daily crude steel output at CISA key mills rose 0.44% in mid-Nov

Daily crude steel output at CISA key mills rose 0.44% in mid-Nov

As of Nov 20, inventories of steel products across those mills shrank 163,600 mt, or 1.33%, from Nov 10

03:58:34PM yesterday

Data Analysis

Production data Crude steel CISA