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    Operating Rate at China Copper Smelters Hits Highest This Year; Copper Supply Sets to Swell

    (September 23, 10:39) The average operating rate at copper smelters rose to 91.15% in August, its highest this y...

    Will Rebounds Following Better-than-Expected PMI Data Continue? SMM Interviews

    (September 23, 6:50) Base metal market staged price rallies on Tuesday after HSBC’s China manufacturing data ...

    Tightening Supply to Drive Up China Alumina Prices

    (September 23, 4:58) Tightening alumina supply in China means that the recent upward trend in alumina prices is...

    China Aluminum Industry Chain Weekly 20140922

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

    China Lead Weekly 20140922

    Scrap Battery Inventories at Chinese Secondary Lead Smelters Rise in September; Thin Profits Cause Chinese Scr...

    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...

    2014 China Nonferrous Metals Industry Annual Conference

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    Metal prices


    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 49050-48450 48750 -725 Sep 22
    Yangshan Copper 105-90 (USD/mt) 97.5 0 Sep 22
    Aluminum 14150-14110 14130 -130 Sep 22
    Lead 13750-13600 13675 -100 Sep 22
    Zinc 16350-16250 16300 -270 Sep 22
    Tin 141000-139500 140250 750 Sep 22
    Nickel 121200-120800 121000 -3950 Sep 22

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    SMM Index (Unit:RMB/mt) Sep 23 , 2014