The cash price of primary copper saw the biggest decline of the day, dropping 1.2 percent on the LME to close at $8,000 per metric ton on Dec. 14, 2012. Also on the LME, the 3-month price of copper fell 1.2 percent to $8,030 per metric ton.
The price of US copper producer grade 122 weakened by 1.2 percent. The price of US copper producer grade 110 declined 1.2 percent. The price of US copper producer grade 102 saw a 1.1 percent decline. The cash price of primary Japanese copper continues hovering in place for the fifth day in a row.
Chinese copper prices were mixed for the day. The price of Chinese copper bar rose 0.2 percent after a two-day drop. Following a 0.2 percent rise last Friday, the Chinese copper cash price closed up. The price of Chinese copper wire is back up, rising by 0.2 percent last Friday. The price of Chinese bright copper scrap saw little movement.