SHANGHAI, May 26 (SMM) – Shanghai base metals closed mixed on Wednesday May 26. Copper shed 0.77%, aluminium dropped 0.65% and nickel edged down 0.02%, while zinc added 0.18%, lead advanced 0.55% and tin increased 0.84%.
Copper: The most-traded SHFE 2107 copper contract finished the day 0.77% lower at 71,780 yuan/mt, with open interest losing 365 lots to 129,000 lots.
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Aluminium: The most-active SHFE 2107 aluminium contract shed 0.65% to close the day at 18,210 yuan/mt, with open interest losing 8,921 lots to 219,000 lots.
Zinc: The most-liquid SHFE 2107 zinc contract ended the day 0.18% higher at 22,305 yuan/mt, with open interest rising 2,159 lots to 88,541 lots.
Nickel: The most-traded SHFE 2107 nickel contract edged down 0.02% to finish the day at 125,420 yuan/mt, with open interest decreasing 2,814 lots to 112,000 lots.
Lead: The most-active SHFE 2107 lead contract gained 0.55% to close the day at 15,420 yuan/mt, with open interest adding 754 lots to 52,025 lots.
Tin: The most-liquid SHFE 2107 tin contract rose 0.84% to end the day at 197,420 yuan/mt, with open interest decreasing 3,317 lots to 30,590 lots, and it is likely to move between 193,000-200,000 yuan/mt tonight.