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Sources: Codelco Cuts 2017 Copper Premiums down to $72 to Chinese Buyers 
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Nov 14,2016

SHANGHAI, Nov. 14 (SMM) – Codelco has decided to slash its 2017 copper premiums to $72 to Chinese buyers, latest sources reported. 

The premiums are slightly higher than the previous level of $70 rumored in late October, but much lower than 2016’s term premiums.

Codelco, the world's biggest copper miner, offered a premium of $98 per tonne for 2016 term shipments to Chinese buyers, and $92 to European buyers.  

According to SMM data, Yangshan copper premiums averaged at $62.18 from Jan. 1 to Nov. 14 this year, down from $80.72 during the same period of 2015.

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