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    Jinchuan Group Cuts Nickel Prices to 111,000 yuan, Down 3,000 yuan

    (December 18, 7:28) Jinchuan Group reduced nickel ex-works prices further to 111,000 yuan per tonne on Dec. 18...

    China Removes Copper Foil from Import Tariff List for 2015

    (December 18, 6:27) China’s Ministry of Finance released the Tariff Execution Plan 2015 recently, and SMM fi...

    LME Nickel Inventories Climb above 400,000 tonnes on Qingdao Fraud and Weak Demand

    (December 18, 5:38) Inventories in the LME nickel have kept growing, climbing above 400,000 tonnes recently. W...



    China Copper Monthly November, 2014

    The average operating rate at Chinese copper semis producers rose in November due to end-of-year factors.

    China Iron Ore Weekly Monitor 20141216

    SMM predicts that December’s import volumes will hold up and iron ore market will continue to see a glut.

    China Aluminum Industry Chain Weekly 20141215

    Base Metals Expected to Consolidate at Lows; SHFE 1502 aluminum contract met resistance at the 5-day moving av...

    Value added - China Lead Weekly 20141215

    Stringent Environmental Protection Law to Force More Smelters to Close; Thinning Margins Force Secondary Lead ...

    2014 China Nonferrous Metals Industry Annual Conference

    The annual conference, attracting over 1,000 market players in nonferrous metals industry each year, will bring togeher the best of brains to share their insights and unique perspectives. It is a golden opportunity you shoud never miss. | Nov 23 - 24, 2014

    2014 (9th) Lead & Zinc Summit

    9 Years of experience in conference arrangement, 17 Years of industry engagement, 500+ participants, most popular communication platform in lead & zinc industry H1 2014! | May 21 - 24, 2014

    2014 (7th) Nickel Summit

    The 2014 SMM Nickel Summit offers you insights into China’s nickel markets in 2013 and 2014, allowing you to have a better knowledge of supply and demand as well as the entire industry chain of nickel. | Mar 21 - 23, 2014

    2014 (9th) SHANGHAI COPPER & ALUMINUM SUMMIT-Aluminum

    SMM China Copper and Aluminum Summit had broad influence and famousness, and it becomes a famous international conference brand step by step in China. About 800 participants will attend the conference every year where you can meet some potential business partners. | Mar 19 - 21, 2014

    Metal prices

    (Unit:RMB/mt)

    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 46300-46220 46260 -180 Dec 17
    Yangshan Copper 80-65 (USD/mt) 72.5 7.5 Dec 17
    Aluminum 13230-13190 13210 -90 Dec 17
    Lead 13100-12950 13025 -200 Dec 17
    Zinc 16600-16500 16550 -80 Dec 17
    Tin 133500-130000 131750 -750 Dec 17
    Nickel 113200-112800 113000 -2100 Dec 17

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    SMM Index (Unit:RMB/mt) Dec 18 , 2014

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