Traditional Boom Season May Fail to Boost Copper Prices, SMM Interviews-Shanghai Metals Market

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Traditional Boom Season May Fail to Boost Copper Prices, SMM Interviews

Industry News 04:29:09PM Aug 28, 2014 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Aug. 28 (SMM) – Although the traditional peak-demand months of September and October are drawing near, analysts tend to believe its influence on copper market is softening, Shanghai Metals Market’s recent interviews show.

“Nonferrous metals stood out in futures market lately, aided by European and US recovery. However, anemic demand from China, the largest nonferrous metals consumer, will cap the rise in copper prices.” an analyst from Shanghai CIFCO Futures told SMM. “The weak manufacturing activities in China will also water down any influence from the boom season, leaving copper prices consolidating,” he added.

Analyst from Nanzheng Futures expected consumption growth to remain slower than a year ago in September, and pointed out that copper consumption in India and Africa may exceed that in China. “We are now paying considerable attention on the local government debts in China and overcapacity in China’s copper semis sector,” he said.  
 

The article is edited by SMM and is provided for information purpose only. SMM assumes no liability and does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or completeness of information contained or quoted in the article, either express or implied. SMM further disclaims any liability for losses in connection with the information contained or quoted in the article.

For news cooperation, please contact us by email: sallyzhang@smm.cn or service.en@smm.cn. 

Traditional Boom Season May Fail to Boost Copper Prices, SMM Interviews

Industry News 04:29:09PM Aug 28, 2014 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Aug. 28 (SMM) – Although the traditional peak-demand months of September and October are drawing near, analysts tend to believe its influence on copper market is softening, Shanghai Metals Market’s recent interviews show.

“Nonferrous metals stood out in futures market lately, aided by European and US recovery. However, anemic demand from China, the largest nonferrous metals consumer, will cap the rise in copper prices.” an analyst from Shanghai CIFCO Futures told SMM. “The weak manufacturing activities in China will also water down any influence from the boom season, leaving copper prices consolidating,” he added.

Analyst from Nanzheng Futures expected consumption growth to remain slower than a year ago in September, and pointed out that copper consumption in India and Africa may exceed that in China. “We are now paying considerable attention on the local government debts in China and overcapacity in China’s copper semis sector,” he said.  
 

The article is edited by SMM and is provided for information purpose only. SMM assumes no liability and does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or completeness of information contained or quoted in the article, either express or implied. SMM further disclaims any liability for losses in connection with the information contained or quoted in the article.

For news cooperation, please contact us by email: sallyzhang@smm.cn or service.en@smm.cn.