December 2019


A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday December 31.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: Base metals complex largely lower on last day of 2019; only tin bucks trend

Small losses were seen across most of the London Metal Exchange base metals complex on the last trading day of 2019, with only tin bucking the trend.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: LME base metals all lower; more cancellations for ali

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were lower across the board during morning trading on Tuesday December 31, failing to find support.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: SHFE base metals prices largely negative following lackluster Chinese data

A combination of slow year-end trading activity and uninspiring Chinese economic data saw most of the base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange end the morning trading session in negative territory on Tuesday December 31.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: LME base metals lack fresh direction; nickel price ignores rising stocks

The benchmark three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was the standout of the base metals complex, continuing to edge higher at the close on Monday December 30 and ignoring rising stock levels.

Market eyes growing NPI supply as ferro-nickel discount deepens to historical low

The assessment for ferro-nickel with 26-32% nickel content in China fell to a discount of $1,100-1,300 per tonne on Monday December 30, its lowest level on Fastmarkets records and down 71.4% from last month.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: LME nickel pushes higher; trading volumes remain thin

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly little changed on Monday December 30, due to continued quiet market conditions.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: SHFE nickel price climbs 1.6%, tin drops 1.2% in mixed morning session

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed at the close of the morning trading session on Monday December 30, but movements were largely limited amid the year-end slowdown.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/12: LME base metals little changed in lackluster post-Christmas trade

Base metals prices were little changed at the close on Friday December 27, with a return to market post-Christmas doing little to inspire upward price movement on the London Metal Exchange.

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