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SMMI(Mar.30)
1,742(-6-0.3432%)
SMMI.PM(Mar.30)
2,042.96(-22.3-1.0798%)
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Rates
USD / RMB(Mar.30)
7.0917(+0.0194+0.2736%)
EUR / RMB(Mar.30)
7.8669(+0.0533+0.6821%)
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Products
Price Range
Avg
Change
Unit
Date
#1 Refined Cu
37,800-38,100
37,950
+1,310
RMB/mt
Mar 24, 2020
Aluminum Ingot
11,200-11,240
11,220
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RMB/mt
Mar 24, 2020
#1 Lead
13,550-13,650
13,600
+225
RMB/mt
Mar 24, 2020
0# Zinc
14,770-14,870
14,820
+250
RMB/mt
Mar 24, 2020
#1 Tin Ingot
116,000-120,000
118,000
+500
RMB/mt
Mar 24, 2020
SMM #1 Nickel
91,900-93,900
92,900
-300
RMB/mt
Mar 24, 2020
T/C for Domestic Lead Concentrate
2,200-2,600
2,400
--
RMB/mt
Mar 1, 2020
T/C for Imported Lead Concentrate
160-180
170
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USD/dmt
Mar 1, 2020
Refined Cobalt
244,000-258,000
251,000
-6,500
RMB/mt
Mar 24, 2020
Yangshan Copper Premium(Bill of Lading)
52-66
59
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USD/mt
Mar 24, 2020
Yangshan Copper Premium(Warehouse Warrant)
55-68
61.5
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USD/mt
Mar 24, 2020
China's nickel supply to feel little impact from halt of Sumitomo's mine in Madagascar
The temporary suspension of the Ambatovy project may barely impact the near-term supply of nickel briquette supply in China. Nonetheless, it will increase China’s dependence on nickel briquette from other sources of imports such as Australia and South Africa, given current low inventories of such materials in China. 
11:40AM Mar 30, 2020
Malaysia launched anti-dumping probes on flat steel products
Malaysia has launched an antidumping investigation into flat-rolled products of non-alloy steel plated or coated with aluminum and zinc originating in or imported from China, South Korea and Vietnam.
11:03AM Mar 27, 2020
China to ramp up 5G network construction to revive economy 
This is in response to the central government’s call to build "new infrastructure" projects to counter the economic fallout due to the coronavirus and boost the country's economy in the long term. New infrastructure, different from traditional infrastructure construction such as railways, roads, and airports, can be understood as new public facilities serving the needs of new industrialisation. 
07:02PM Mar 26, 2020
Teck, Korea Zinc agreed 2020 annual zinc concentrate TC at $299.75/dmt
Canadian miner Teck Resources and smelter Korea Zinc have reportedly agreed zinc concentrate treatment charges (TCs) for 2020 supply at $299.75/dmt, the highest since 2008. The deal, which has zero price participation, marks a substantial increase from $245/dmt for 2019. The two major players in the metals sector had been widely expected to set annual zinc concentrate TC for 2020 at $300/dmt.  
03:37PM Mar 25, 2020
Alphamin's Bisie ups the ante
Alphamin Resources (TSXV:AFM) (JSE: APH) has upped the ante at its Mpama tin complex in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Q1 of 2020 with a new mining method at Mpama North, plans to initiate exploration drilling at its adjacent Mpama South deposit, and a strong focus on increasing production and free cash generation.
02:18PM Mar 25, 2020
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Primary aluminium inventories dipped 3,000 mt over the weekend
SMM data showed that stocks across eight consumption areas in China, including SHFE warrants, decreased 3,000 mt from last Thursday March 26 to 1.664 million mt as of Monday March 30.
11:32AM Mar 30, 2020
China silicon metal exports fell 9.4% YoY in January-February  
SMM expects China’s silicon metal exports to rebound in March as deliveries for short-term orders struck after the CNY holiday were mostly fulfilled in March.
10:35AM Mar 30, 2020
Macro Roundup (Mar 30)
The US dollar fell against a basket of currencies for a fourth straight day on Friday, posting its biggest weekly decline in four years, as trillions of dollars worth of stimulus efforts by governments and central banks during the coronavirus epidemic helped temper a rout in global markets.
08:59AM Mar 30, 2020
Lead-acid battery makers operating rates extended increase to 65%
Operating rates across Chinese lead-acid battery plants extended their increase this week as producers in Hubei, the epicentre of the COVID-19, accelerated their resumption of production lines. An SMM survey showed that operating rate across lead-acid battery producers in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei and Hebei provinces averaged 65.24% in the week ended March 27, up 4.39 percentage points from last week. Chinese lead-acid battery plants in areas besides Hubei maintained stable operations this week. 
06:30PM Mar 27, 2020
Nickel ore inventories at Chinese ports extended decline by 400,000 wmt
Nickel ore inventories across all Chinese ports decreased 400,000 wmt in the week ended March 27 to 10.26 million wmt, compared to a decline of 670,000 wmt in the previous week, showed SMM data.
06:28PM Mar 27, 2020
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Special Issues
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01:24:30PM Jun 18, 2019
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05:17:35PM Mar 22, 2019
Weekly Macro Report March 12 2019
06:09:54PM Mar 12, 2019
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09:47:26AM Mar 5, 2019
Production report February 18 2019
08:59:15AM Feb 18, 2019
SMM Metal Macro Report
06:10:13PM Jul 11, 2018
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08:44:53AM Jul 10, 2018
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03:02:33PM Jul 2, 2018
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03:02:03PM Jul 2, 2018
Weekly Metal Macro Report
03:01:28PM Jul 2, 2018
Read-through of SMM Monthly PMI
03:00:48PM Jul 2, 2018
SMM Weekly Metal Macro Report
03:00:03PM Jul 2, 2018
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02:59:17PM Jul 2, 2018
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02:55:29PM Jul 2, 2018
SMM Quantitative Trading Strategy
02:15:26PM Jul 2, 2018
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02:13:46PM Jul 2, 2018
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Publications
SMM has more than 50 professional industry analysts in copper, aluminum, lead, zinc, nickel, tin and minor metals, and are committed to providing in-depth, professional, as well as timely reports and research.
Besides, over 80 steel professionals engaged in China's steel industry. They have been working on the weekly report China Steel Briefing, the monthly report China Steel PMI-Monthly, a survey of steel downstream.
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2019 SMM London Metals Seminar
2019 SMM London Metals Seminar
Oct 29, 2019
London, England
China International Industry Fair New Materials Forum
China International Industry Fair New Materials Forum
Sep 19 - 20, 2019
Shanghai·China
9th Secondary Lead-acid Battery Industry Summit
9th Secondary Lead-acid Battery Industry Summit
Aug 22 - 23, 2019
Nangchang·China
6th SMM seminar with Bloomberg
SMM's metals seminar during Singapore Iron Ore Week, at the Fullerton Hotel set a big success. In fact, the event marked the launch of SMM’s new price index business – MMi – and feature industry leaders and experts addressing the hottest issues facing th
May 22, 2018
Singapore