The exceptions were copper and tin prices that were both down by 0.1%, with copper at $6,454 per tonne, compared with $6,459 per tonne at Tuesday’s close. The rest were up by between 0.2% for aluminium and 0.6% for both zinc and lead.
Volume was average, with 6,563 lots traded on LME Select as at 7.05am London time, compared with 6,236 lots at a similar time on Tuesday.
Spot precious metals prices were mixed: gold and silver were down by 0.3% and 0.5% respectively, with gold at $1,302.59 per oz, compared with $1,306.10 per oz at the close on Tuesday, while platinum and palladium prices were up by 0.8% and 0.6% respectively.
In China, base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mainly firmer, the exception being May copper that was off by 0.1% at 49,190 yuan ($7,329) per tonne, compared with 49,250 yuan per tonne at...