January 2018

China’s copper output hits all-time high in Dec; 2017 output up 7.7%

China’s monthly refined copper output reached an all-time high of 865,000 tonnes in December 2017, according to data released by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday January 22.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 23/01: SHFE lead prices well supported, others lower; US Commerce Dept delivers Ali Section 232 report; possible near-term cap on copper prices seen

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai, as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday January 23.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/01: SHFE copper leads base metals lower; lead prices supported by growing supply deficit

Copper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gave back some of their gains from the previous session during Asian morning trading on Tuesday January 23, with concerns about increased supply weighing on prices.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/01: LME lead, ali prices rally; tin hits fresh 2018 high amid tight market

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange mostly closed in positive territory on Monday January 22 on continued support from the weaker dollar.

Doe Run Peru’s assets will go to auction separately in March and April

Doe Run Peru’s Cobriza copper mine and La Oroya polymetallic smelter will be auctioned separately on different dates in March and April in the hopes that this could finally attract buyers for the assets.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/01: Comex copper price recovers in Monday session

Comex copper prices moved higher in the US morning on Monday January 22, gaining support from further losses on the dollar index.

Aurubis acquires Codelco's stake in German copper wire rod producer

Aurubis AG has acquired Codelco's share in Deutsche Giessdraht, the copper wire rod plant in Emmerich, Germany, that both producers jointly owned, Aurubis said on Monday January 22.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 22/01: LME base metals open higher; copper price outlook; South32 production results

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday January 22.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/01: LME base metals open week higher amid weak dollar

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were higher across the board in morning trading on Monday January 22, with the dollar still weak.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 22/01: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

The arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday January 22*