NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 20/04: LME base metals recovering; Rio Tinto's Q1 production results; Ningxia Tianyuan interview

The latest news and price moves from the metals markets for the start of the North American day on Thursday April 20.

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were higher during morning trading on Thursday April 20, with copper bouncing back above $5,600 per tonne. Here’s how prices looked at 12:17 London time. And here’s a snapshot of the day’s futures activity so far. Rio Tinto reported a 37% decline in its copper output during the first quarter of 2017 due to the significant impact of the strike at BHP Billiton’s Escondida and the production curtailment at Freeport-McMoRan’s Grasberg mine. Meanwhile, aluminium, alumina and bauxite production at Rio Tinto all...


Ewa Manthey

April 20, 2017

12:52 GMT