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[SMM Analysis] South Africa may consider extending the "blockade" time A share metal cobalt concept rises in the afternoon
Apr 9,2020 15:06CST
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SMM4 8: today A-share metal cobalt plate continued to pull up, western resources back, Huamao shares hit the limit, Jinling Mining, Pengxin Resources, Tibet Mining, Huayu Cobalt Industry rose.

South Africa time, President Cyril Ramafosa (Cyril Ramaphosa) visited the COVID-19 Command Centre for Water and Sanitation in Landwater, Johannesburg, and briefed him on the Centre's activities in response to the epidemic, revealing that the National Coronavirus Command Council was assessing the effectiveness of the 21-day blockade.

After the initial blockade was announced in March, the government may want to extend it, and three weeks will not be enough to flatten the anti-epidemic curve.

President Cyril Ramafosa revealed that the South African government is indeed considering an appropriate extension of the "blockade", the length of which will depend on the current effect. South Africa is a major transit country for cobalt raw materials, with an estimated 60 per cent of cobalt raw materials transported from South Africa in 2019 (excluding customs data, about 17 per cent does not count transit countries).

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Metal cobalt spot, according to SMM quotation learned that on April 8 electrolytic cobalt quoted 24-255000 yuan / ton, the average price is 247400 yuan / ton; cobalt chloride quoted 5.4-57000 yuan / ton, the average price is 55500 yuan / ton, down 1000 yuan / ton compared with yesterday; cobalt oxide quoted 17.8-183000 yuan / ton, the average price is 180500 yuan / ton, 2000 yuan / ton lower than yesterday; Cobalt oxide was quoted at 17.5-180000 yuan / ton, with an average price of 177500 yuan / ton, down 2000 yuan / ton from yesterday, and cobalt powder at 27.5-285000 yuan / ton, with an average price of 280000 yuan / ton, down 3000 yuan / ton from yesterday.

According to SMM, at present, the cobalt raw materials scheduled for shipment in the early stage of the South African port are coordinating the shipping date, which can be delayed but can be transported; the new order for cobalt raw materials and the shipping date are delayed to be notified. If South Africa decides to extend the blockade, it may affect future imports of cobalt raw materials.

 

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