China copper

When will the fall in copper prices come to an end? Even the investment market can’t seem to decide with the Chinese shorting the metal and some western investors still long.

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Certainly those following the trend line downward have done handsomely in the last six months – at least as far as January.

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Continued from Part One. Copper demand in 2012 was poor. The downturn in Europe, which has led into a probable overall recession from the end of the year, combined with weak US demand and a weak third quarter in China, saw global copper growth of about 2.2%, by the bank’s estimates. Chinese real demand is […]

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Chinese copper demand appears to be suffering, and the effect on Chinese prices is evident — even if only by a rather small margin. The FT’s Jack Farchy notes that a trifecta of factors in China is hitting the global copper market: “the country’s imports of the red metal tumbled 22 percent in October to […]

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But First, Daily Copper Prices The day’s biggest mover on MetalMiner’s copper price index was the LME copper 3-month price, which dropped by 0.5 percent on Nov. 16, 2012 to close at $7,605 per metric ton. The primary copper cash price saw a 0.3 percent decline on the LME to $7,615 per metric ton. The […]

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On Nov. 15, 2012, US copper producer grade 110 price fell by 0.5 percent, making it the day’s biggest mover on MetalMiner’s daily copper price index. Right there with grade 110 were grade 122, falling 0.5 percent, and grade 102, weakening by 0.5 percent. The cash price of primary Japanese copper, meanwhile, held steady. Chinese […]

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On Nov. 14, 2012, the day’s biggest mover was the copper cash price, which saw a 0.4 percent decline on the LME to $7,606 per metric ton. Also on the LME, the 3-month price of copper declined 0.2 percent to $7,613 per metric ton. US copper producer prices and the Japanese copper cash price didn’t […]

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Current Aluminum Price Movements Following a two-day decline on the LME, the 3-month price of aluminum climbed up 2.1 percent on MetalMiner’s aluminum price index to end at $1,948 per metric ton on Nov. 13, 2012. Following a 2.1 percent rise, the primary aluminum cash price closed on the LME at $1,928 per metric ton. […]

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Chinese copper wire saw the biggest price decline on MetalMiner’s daily copper price index, dropping 1.3 percent on Nov. 12, 2012. The price of Chinese copper bar fell 1 percent. The Chinese copper cash price saw a 1 percent decline as well. Closing out a three-day flat streak, the price of Chinese bright copper scrap […]

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Latest Daily Copper Price Report US copper producer prices for grades 102, 110 and 122 saw a 0.7 percent increase on Nov. 11, 2012, making them the biggest copper price movers for the day on MetalMiner’s price index. For the fifth consecutive day, the cash price of primary Japanese copper held flat. The price of […]

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* As a gift to you, our readers, for MetalMiner’s 5th Birthday, we’re offering free current prices for copper forms in this report! Click here to get them, or click on the purple arrow! The considerable decrease of 3-month LME copper prices led the monthly MetalMiner copper price complex down 4 points to a value of 96 — […]

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