SHANGHAI, Oct. 18 (SMM) – Copper prices need to take a break after big gains. LME copper will hover around USD 7,000/mt, while SHFE 1712 copper will move around RMB 54,500/mt. In the medium and long term, copper price outlook will be positive. LME copper will range USD 7,010-7,060/mt today, while SHFE 1712 copper will move at RMB 54,500-54,900/mt. Spot premiums will fall further to RMB 100-160/mt due to inflows of imported copper.