SHANGHAI, Jun 2 (SMM) – SHFE nonferrous metals closed mixed on Wednesday June 2, and investors in the US and Europe were looking ahead to key US jobs data later this week and upcoming meetings of the Fed and the European Central Bank.
Zinc, the best performer, rose 1.34%, tin advanced 0.81% and nickel went up 0.55%, while aluminium edged down 0.83%, lead fell 1.29% and copper weakened 0.42%.
The ferrous complex also rose across the board. Iron ore increased 2.77%, rebar rose 0.5%, and hot-rolled coil climbed 0.8%.
Copper: The most-traded SHFE 2107 copper contract finished the day 0.42% lower at 73,680 yuan/mt. Open interest fell 1,121 lots to 142,144 lots.
Aluminium: The most-liquid SHFE 2107 aluminium contract finished the day 0.83% lower at 18,605 yuan/mt. Open interest fell 3,140 lots to 206,512 lots.
Zinc: The most-active SHFE 2107 zinc contract closed up 1.34% at 23,140 yuan/mt. Open interest rose 7,902 lots to 113,629 lots. The manufacturing PMI of the US and China both recorded a new high, and LME inventories continued to decrease, boosting zinc prices to fluctuate upward. However, zinc prices continued to be strong and the downstream market had poor willingness to restock, leading to the sluggish transaction. The downstream consumption was in the traditional off-season, and the demand was still weak. The pressure position along the BOLL line above will be monitored night, and it is expected that zinc prices will keep fluctuating within a narrow range.
Nickel: The most-traded SHFE 2107 nickel contract ended the day 0.55% higher at 133,590 yuan/mt today. Open interest fell 9,818 lots to 125,115 lots.
Lead: The most-traded SHFE 2107 lead contract ended the day 1.29% lower at 15,350 yuan/mt. Open interest rose 3,565 lots to 61,571 lots. Recently, the consumption drive of lead ingots is still mainly on rigid demand while TCs for concentrate and battery scrap were still firm. The contract will test support from 40-day moving average tonight.
Tin: The most-liquid SHFE 2107 tin contract fell to a session low of 204,920 yuan/mt and finished the day 0.62% higher at 207,280 yuan/mt today. Open interest fell 634 lots to 32,156 lots. Yunnan's power curtailment continued to support the high fluctuation of tin prices. Macro control on commodities formed resistance to the rise of tin prices to a certain extent. The trend of LME tin and the impact of and macro-policy dynamics on futures price trends will be monitored. Pressure above will be seen from 210,000 yuan/mt today. Support below will be seen from 197,000 yuan/mt today.