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Spot copper premiums to remain amid limited imports

Price Review & Forecast 03:33:20PM Jul 20, 2018 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Jul 20 (SMM) – Spot copper was mostly offered flat to a premium of 50 yuan/mt over the SHFE 1808 contract in Shanghai on Friday July 20. This inched up from offers of flat to a premium of 40 yuan/mt on July 19.

Trading activity was mostly contributed by downstream buyers, who preferred standard-quality copper and restocked as needed. 

While a plunging LME copper overnight drove the SHFE/LME price ratio up to 7.98, with import loss narrowed to around 200 yuan/mt on Friday, arrivals of imported cargoes remained limited in Shanghai market. As a result, premiums are likely to stay in the short run.  

Traders were less interested in high-quality copper on Friday, which was offered at a premium of 40-50 yuan/mt. Offers for standard-quality cargoes were flat to a premium of 10 yuan/mt over the 1808 contract, and that for hydro-copper stood firm around a discount of 50 yuan/mt. 

At noon, high-grade copper traded at 48,180-48,320 yuan/mt and standard-quality copper traded at 48,150-48,300 yuan/mt.

 

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#1 Refined Cu
Apr.19
49430.0
-170.0
(-0.34%)
Yangshan Copper Premium(Bill of Lading)
Apr.19
51.5
0.0
(0.00%)
Yangshan Copper Premium(Warehouse Warrant)
Apr.19
50.5
0.0
(0.00%)
Imported Cu Concentrate TC(Cu≥26%,Week)
Apr.19
67.0
-1.5
(-2.19%)
Imported Cu Concentrate TC(Cu≥26%,Month)
Mar.29
73.5
-6.0
(-7.55%)

Spot copper premiums to remain amid limited imports

Price Review & Forecast 03:33:20PM Jul 20, 2018 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Jul 20 (SMM) – Spot copper was mostly offered flat to a premium of 50 yuan/mt over the SHFE 1808 contract in Shanghai on Friday July 20. This inched up from offers of flat to a premium of 40 yuan/mt on July 19.

Trading activity was mostly contributed by downstream buyers, who preferred standard-quality copper and restocked as needed. 

While a plunging LME copper overnight drove the SHFE/LME price ratio up to 7.98, with import loss narrowed to around 200 yuan/mt on Friday, arrivals of imported cargoes remained limited in Shanghai market. As a result, premiums are likely to stay in the short run.  

Traders were less interested in high-quality copper on Friday, which was offered at a premium of 40-50 yuan/mt. Offers for standard-quality cargoes were flat to a premium of 10 yuan/mt over the 1808 contract, and that for hydro-copper stood firm around a discount of 50 yuan/mt. 

At noon, high-grade copper traded at 48,180-48,320 yuan/mt and standard-quality copper traded at 48,150-48,300 yuan/mt.