December 2017

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/12: LME back with copper up; SHFE aluminium up

The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange rose during Asian morning trading hours on Wednesday December 27, the first trading day after the Christmas holiday, while the Shanghai Futures Exchange copper price decreased.

IN FIGURES: China's base metal imports in November

A summary of China’s base metal imports figures for November 2017.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 26/12: SHFE aluminum falls; manganese ore rally; lithium review

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Tuesday December 26.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/12: SHFE aluminium down amid concerns over rising inventories; copper up as stocks fall

The three-month aluminium price on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) fell during Asian morning trading hours on Tuesday December 26 amid concerns over stock levels in 2018.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/12: SHFE aluminium up amid concerns over alumina supply tightness; LME off

The three-month aluminium price on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) managed to rise during Asian morning trading hours on Monday December 25 amid concerns over possible tightness in global alumina supply.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/12: LME metals close the week on a high; ali rallies 2%

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were in positive territory on Friday December 22, with only lead bucking the higher trend.

WEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 19/12

Metal Bulletin's weekly roundup of the state of base metal premiums on Tuesday December 19.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/12: LME base metals consolidating; copper dips but still well supported

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly consolidating during morning trading on Friday December 22, the last trading day before Christmas.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 22/12: Copper, aluminum, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminum, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday December 22*

METALS MORNING REPORT 22/12: Broad rally under way into year-end

Base metals prices trading on the London Metal Exchange are generally consolidating on the morning of Friday December 22, with tin, copper, aluminium and nickel prices weaker by between 0.1% and 0.6%, three-month copper prices at $7,069 per tonne and lead and zinc prices up 0.2%.