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Active purchases likely to turn spot copper discounts into premiums

Price Review & Forecast 03:40:55PM Jul 04, 2018 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Jul 4 (SMM) – Spot copper was mostly offered at a discount of 60 yuan/mt to flat over the SHFE 1807 contract in Shanghai on Wednesday July 4. This narrowed from a discount of 120-50 yuan/mt on Tuesday amid active transactions, which were mostly contributed by traders. 

Offers for cargoes are likely to turn from discounts to premiums on Jul 5 as falling futures prices of copper drive buyers to step up purchases, SMM expects.

The SHFE 1807 contract hovered around 50,690 yuan/mt in the morning trading session and tumbled below 50,000 yuan/mt in the afternoon. It lost nearly 1,000 yuan/mt during the first three trading days in July. 

As traders pushed for lower prices, high-grade copper traded at a discount of 10 yuan/mt, down from an offer of flat over the SHFE 1807 contract in the morning. Standard-quality copper mostly traded at a discount of 60-50 yuan/mt, compared with offers of a discount of 40 yuan/mt. 

Tighter supplies kept traded prices of hydro-copper firm at a discount of 80-70 yuan/mt.

At noon, high-grade copper traded at 50,650-50,760 yuan/mt and standard-quality copper traded at 50,620-50,720 yuan/mt.

Active purchases likely to turn spot copper discounts into premiums

Price Review & Forecast 03:40:55PM Jul 04, 2018 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Jul 4 (SMM) – Spot copper was mostly offered at a discount of 60 yuan/mt to flat over the SHFE 1807 contract in Shanghai on Wednesday July 4. This narrowed from a discount of 120-50 yuan/mt on Tuesday amid active transactions, which were mostly contributed by traders. 

Offers for cargoes are likely to turn from discounts to premiums on Jul 5 as falling futures prices of copper drive buyers to step up purchases, SMM expects.

The SHFE 1807 contract hovered around 50,690 yuan/mt in the morning trading session and tumbled below 50,000 yuan/mt in the afternoon. It lost nearly 1,000 yuan/mt during the first three trading days in July. 

As traders pushed for lower prices, high-grade copper traded at a discount of 10 yuan/mt, down from an offer of flat over the SHFE 1807 contract in the morning. Standard-quality copper mostly traded at a discount of 60-50 yuan/mt, compared with offers of a discount of 40 yuan/mt. 

Tighter supplies kept traded prices of hydro-copper firm at a discount of 80-70 yuan/mt.

At noon, high-grade copper traded at 50,650-50,760 yuan/mt and standard-quality copper traded at 50,620-50,720 yuan/mt.