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SMM Weekly Review on Scrap Copper Imports (Jun. 25-29)

Price Review & Forecast 09:47:21AM Jul 04, 2012 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Jul. 4 (SMM) –The SHFE/LME copper price ratio hovering above 7.30 last week left scrap copper importers with meager margins. CIF quotations for #1 scrap copper were US 17¢/lb below Comex copper for August delivery last week, and minus US 27-28¢/lb for #2 scrap copper. According to SMM sources, scrap copper supply in the US and Europe was tight with only a small number of cargo-holders proffering quotes, holding prices firm. Nevertheless, some Chinese importers have begun to step up scrap copper purchasing. SMM thus anticipates a slight improvement in the scrap copper supply situation in mid-July.
 

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1# Zinc
Dec.13
18470.0
80.0
(0.44%)
0# Zinc
Dec.13
18540.0
80.0
(0.43%)
T/C for Domestic Zinc Concentrate
Dec.01
6275.0
0.0
(0.00%)
T/C for Imported Zinc Concentrate
Dec.01
310.0
30.0
(10.71%)
Zinc Alloy (Zamak5/ZX03)
Dec.13
19740.0
80.0
(0.41%)

SMM Weekly Review on Scrap Copper Imports (Jun. 25-29)

Price Review & Forecast 09:47:21AM Jul 04, 2012 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Jul. 4 (SMM) –The SHFE/LME copper price ratio hovering above 7.30 last week left scrap copper importers with meager margins. CIF quotations for #1 scrap copper were US 17¢/lb below Comex copper for August delivery last week, and minus US 27-28¢/lb for #2 scrap copper. According to SMM sources, scrap copper supply in the US and Europe was tight with only a small number of cargo-holders proffering quotes, holding prices firm. Nevertheless, some Chinese importers have begun to step up scrap copper purchasing. SMM thus anticipates a slight improvement in the scrap copper supply situation in mid-July.