December 2015

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 31/12: Copper range-bound ahead of holiday, China PMI

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 31.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China as of Wednesday December 30*

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 30/12: Copper lower on stronger dollar

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 30.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China as of Tuesday December 29*

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 29/12: Copper range-bound in Asian morning trading

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 29.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 28/12: SHFE copper range-bound with LME closed

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 28.

WEEK IN BRIEF: Faltering demand, surplus metal dominate 2015; copper benchmark; aluminium premiums; nickel stocks

The past year was all about faltering demand growth, surplus metal and markets that ground ever lower as a result, which cumulatively took out production and even encouraged some companies to attempt to default on contracts.

ALUMINA INDEX: Prices slide 1.4% for index to settle below $200/t

Metal Bulletin’s alumina index (fob Australia) settled at $198.72 per tonne on Thursday December 24, the first time the index has fallen below $200 per tonne since its inception in August 2010.

REVIEW OF 2015: Another tough year for Brazil’s aluminium industry

From the outset, it looked like 2015 was going to be another very difficult year for the Brazilian aluminium industry. But it turned out to be even worse than expected.