SHANGHAI, Aug. 24 (SMM) – SHFE 1510 copper contract started at RMB 38,810/mt for night trading last Friday, and fell back to RMB 38,630/mt after rising to RMB 38,950/mt. The most active copper contract closed at RMB 38,830/mt. Positions declined 3,132, and trading volumes were around 145,000 lots.
LME copper started with a negative gap on Monday. This, combined with the plunge of 9% in China stock market, weighed SHFE copper to RMB 37,650/mt. Later, Chinese stocks stopped falling and thus drop in SHFE copper also slowed, to close the day at RMB 38,280/mt, down RMB 740/mt or 1.9%. Trading volumes of SHFE 1510 copper were up 336,000 lots and positions jumped 11,796. Trading volumes of SHFE 1511 copper grew 190,000 lots and positions rose 16,936.