LIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/01: Copper nears 2020 high, tin surpasses $21,300

Three-month LME copper and tin prices continued to rise on Tuesday January 5, with the red metal coming close to its 2020 high, on a day when the rest of the base metals all saw increases, supported by a low US Dollar Index.

Copper’s three-month price settled at $8,002 per tonne on Tuesday at the 5pm close, just a few dollars short of the metal’s 2020 high of $8,028 per tonne reached on December 18.  Copper’s closing price on Tuesday was up 1.8% from Monday's 5pm price of $7,890.50, which was a 1.2% increase from the December 31 closing price, $7,766 per tonne.   Tin’s three-month price rose by 0.6% to $21,185 per tonne on Tuesday at the close, a more subdued price increase than Monday, when the...

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Ana de Liz

January 05, 2021

18:16 GMT

London