NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF 10/08: China tariffs; LME warehousing update; antimony seized in crack-down; ferro-molybdenum prices fall 3%

Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.

Base metals China’s imposition of a 10% tariff on US lead concentrate imports is likely to pose difficulties for its already beleaguered smelting industry, as well as its intended target, American miners. The London Metal Exchange has undertaken a review of its warehousing network and tightened up rules surrounding third-party landlords following the delisting of warehousing company Worldwide Warehouse Solutions (WWS). US unwrought aluminium imports continued their decline in June following the implementation of Section 232 tariffs on aluminium imports and sanctions on UC Rusal – with imports now at a more than two-year low. Global commodities merchant Castleton Commodities International is to exit physical metals...


Alice Mason

August 10, 2018

17:15 GMT