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    Newssummary: China Nickel Ore Imports from Philippines Surge in August 2014

    (September 23, 2:55) China imported 5.33 million tonnes of nickel ore from the Philippines in August, according...

    61% of Chinese Smelters Bearish towards Copper Prices

    (September 22, 10:46) 61% of Chinese smelters are bearish that LME copper prices will be vulnerable at $6,600 pe...

    What Triggers Sell-offs on Monday’s Base Metal Market, SMM Interviews

    (September 22, 9:07) China’s base metal market staged big declines on Monday, tracking losses in other commod...

    China Base Metal Briefing 20140922

    Base metals prices are expected to move sideways this week pending manufacturing data releases from China and ...

    China Copper Weekly 20140922

    Base Metals Consolidate as Fed Likely to Raise Rates Sooner, but Full Deposit Reserve Ratio Drop in China Unli...

    China Zinc Weekly 20140922

    The Xinjiang Bureau of Geology & Mining Bureau has made great strides in mineral resource exploration over the...

    China Steel Briefing 20140919

    Steelease expects this price rise to be limited, though steel prices should reflect greater volatility into th...

    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


    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


    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 49600-49350 49475 -315 Sep 19
    Yangshan Copper 105-90 (USD/mt) 97.5 0 Sep 19
    Aluminum 14280-14240 14260 -20 Sep 19
    Lead 13850-13700 13775 -25 Sep 19
    Zinc 16620-16520 16570 70 Sep 19
    Tin 140500-138500 139500 250 Sep 19
    Nickel 125100-124800 124950 -200 Sep 19

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    SMM Index (Unit:RMB/mt) Sep 22 , 2014