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SMM Lead Market Daily Review (2013-7-24)
Jul 25,2013 08:54CST
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SHFE 1309 lead contract price started Wednesday at RMB 13,865/mt.

SHANGHAI, Jul. 25 (SMM) – SHFE 1309 lead contract price started Wednesday at RMB 13,865/mt. As Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5% after the HSBC China manufacturing PMI for July was reported at an 11-month low, base metal dropped, with the most active SHFE lead contract price falling RMB 20/mt. However, as domestic shares stabilized in the afternoon, SHFE lead returned to the opening level and finally ended down RMB 15/mt at RMB 13,845/mt. Trading volumes increased 44 lots to 128 lots, while positions rose 18 lots to 2,568 lots. 

In China’s spot markets, lead prices were RMB 10-20/mt lower than Tuesday. Goods of Chihong Zn & Ge were quoted at RMB 13,770/mt, with discounts of RMB 80/mt against the most active SHFE 1309 lead contract price. Prices for Mengzi and YT were offered at RMB 13,750/mt, while Hanjiang was quoted at RMB 13,740/mt. Downstream buyers continued to purchase to order, while smelters held prices firm, with transactions improving slightly. Investors exited the market in the afternoon with SHFE lead stabilizing.
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