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Sellers lower copper spot premiums to entice deals

Price Review & Forecast 02:48:37PM Apr 17, 2018 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr 17 (SMM) – Spot copper in the Shanghai market was offered at a premium of 190-250 yuan/mt over the SHFE 1805 contract on Tuesday April 17, SMM learned. This compared with a premium of 40-100 yuan/mt over the 1804 contract the previous day.

Spot premiums are unlikely to stay at high levels in the short term as sellers were keen to destock while buyers mostly purchased as needed during the day.

Transactions were difficult to come by when premiums were offered at 210-250 yuan/mt in the morning when SHFE copper rose, SMM learned. Deals only started to pick up when sellers lowered spot premiums to 190-230 yuan/mt as supply remains sufficient.

Hydro-copper was offered at a premium of 180 yuan/mt, leaving limited downward room for standard-quality copper.

At noon, high-quality copper mostly traded at 50,900-51,000 yuan/mt and standard-quality copper traded at 50,870-50,960 yuan/mt.

 


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Key Words:  copper   spot price 

Sellers lower copper spot premiums to entice deals

Price Review & Forecast 02:48:37PM Apr 17, 2018 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr 17 (SMM) – Spot copper in the Shanghai market was offered at a premium of 190-250 yuan/mt over the SHFE 1805 contract on Tuesday April 17, SMM learned. This compared with a premium of 40-100 yuan/mt over the 1804 contract the previous day.

Spot premiums are unlikely to stay at high levels in the short term as sellers were keen to destock while buyers mostly purchased as needed during the day.

Transactions were difficult to come by when premiums were offered at 210-250 yuan/mt in the morning when SHFE copper rose, SMM learned. Deals only started to pick up when sellers lowered spot premiums to 190-230 yuan/mt as supply remains sufficient.

Hydro-copper was offered at a premium of 180 yuan/mt, leaving limited downward room for standard-quality copper.

At noon, high-quality copper mostly traded at 50,900-51,000 yuan/mt and standard-quality copper traded at 50,870-50,960 yuan/mt.

 


For editorial queries, please contact Daisy Tseng at daisy@smm.cn 
For more information on how to access our research reports, please email service.en@smm.cn

Key Words:  copper   spot price