December 2019

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 27/12: Stocks of most base metals drop

Base metals stocks in Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses largely fell in the week to Friday December 27.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/12: LME nickel price drops 1.8% but copper up 0.5%

Nickel and tin dipped in the morning trading session on the London Metal Exchange on Friday December 27 but the rest of the base metals were firm after the Christmas break

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/12: SHFE base metals prices mixed amid limited activity

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed at the close of the morning trading session on Thursday December 26, with activity remaining limited ahead of year-end holidays.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/12: SHFE base metals split; Pb outperforms

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange diverged during the morning trading session on Wednesday December 25, with lead outperforming the rest of the complex with a 0.7% gain.


A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday December 24.

PRICING NOTICE: Base metals pricing over holiday period

Over the Christmas holiday period, Fastmarkets will continue to price physical base metal markets in accordance with our pricing schedule.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/12: LME aluminium on-warrant stocks fall below 1mln tonnes on 270kt cancellation

Aluminium was in the spotlight again during London Metal Exchange morning trading on Tuesday December 24, with 270,525 tonnes freshly canceled at LME sheds.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/12: SHFE base metals mixed; lead takes the lead

There were no clear trends for base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) during the morning trading session on Tuesday December 24, with lead’s 0.8% increase making it the best performer of the lot.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/12: LME zinc price drops 2%; low trading volumes for base metals

Zinc was the worst performer at the London Metal Exchange 5pm close on Monday December 23, while the other base metals consolidated in quiet market conditions.

Battling debt deadlines, Recylex says Weser-Metall lead smelter up for sale

Recylex has placed three companies including German primary smelter Weser-Metall up for sale, with the European lead producer forced to offload assets to reduce outstanding debts of €200 million ($221.4 million).