This Morning in Metals: Steel, Raw Material Prices Fall in China

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This morning in metals news, prices of steel and raw materials in China are slumping, India is eyeing the No. 2 spot in the list of top global crude steel producers and copper jumps as the euro rises.

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Prices Drop in China

Prices of steel and raw materials in China have continued to decline, all the way down to multiweek lows, according to a Reuters report.

The tumble comes as Beijing considers output curbs, according to the report.

India Wants No. 2 Steel Producer Spot

India has aspirations to climb the global steel producer list, moving to No. 2, according to the Economic Times.

According to the report, the Indian government’s National Steel Policy 2017 set a goal for 2030 of 300 million tons of steel production per year.

Copper, Euro Rise

The copper price rose Tuesday in tandem with a rising euro, Reuters reported.

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LME three-month copper jumped 0.7%, while the most-traded copper contract on the SHFE moved up 0.5%.

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