Base Metals Roundup: LME Copper 3-Month Price Shifts Up, Aluminum Up Too

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Current Copper Prices

Rising 1.4 percent to close at $7,807 per metric ton, the copper 3-month price experienced the biggest change on the LME for March 14, 2013. Also on the LME, the cash price of primary copper inched up 1.3 percent to $7,777 per metric ton.

today's metal prices - MetalMiner IndXThe price of US copper producer grade 122 saw a 0.7 percent decline. The price of US copper producer grade 110 weakened by 0.7 percent as well. The price of US copper producer grade 102 fell 0.7 percent too. The cash price of primary Japanese copper saw little movement.

Chinese copper prices were mixed for the day. The price of Chinese copper wire declined 0.7 percent, after two days of improvement. The price of Chinese copper bar declined 0.7 percent as well. The cash price of Chinese copper declined 0.7 percent. The price of Chinese bright copper scrap held steady.

Current Aluminum Prices

The cash price of primary aluminum saw the biggest upwards shift for the day, rising 2.6 percent on the LME to close at $1,945 per metric ton on March 14, 2013. On the LME, the aluminum 3-month price inched up 2.5 percent to $1,988 per metric ton.

The cash price of primary Indian aluminum finished the market day up 0.2 percent per kilogram.

current aluminum prices - MetalMiner IndXChinese finished and scrap aluminum prices were flat for the day.