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    Shandong to Ban New Aluminum Capacity by 2020 in Favor of Aluminum Processing

    (September 1, 7:31) Shandong Province, one of China’s major aluminum producing regions, vows to ban new alum...

    China Iron Ore Price to Hold Stable This Week, SMM Says

    (September 1, 10:42) The price of iron ore in China’s domestic market is expected to hold largely stable this...

    One High-Grade NPI Producer in Lianyungang Plans to Halt Production

    (September 1, 7:19) One high-grade NPI producer in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province plans to suspend production d...

    China Steel Briefing 20150828

    The People's Bank of China (PBOC) announced cuts in interest rate and reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on Augus...

    China Iron Ore Weekly Monitor 20150825

    SMM index tracking import prices of iron ore edged down USD 0.68/mt to USD 55.77/mt last week, and the Platts ...

    China Lead Weekly 20150824

    LME Lead down to USD 1,680.5/mt;China Demand Stays Weak; Chinese Lead-Acid Battery Makers in Hebei to Close on...

    China Zinc Weekly 20150824

    Zinc Spot Preminums in Guangzhou to Fall on Oversupply; Zinc Prices in China to Fall with Arriving Imports; Ch...

    2015 SMM China (First) Antimony Market Trading Summit

    Antimony prices fluctuated wildly in 2015. Prices continued to hit record lows since May. Will prices rebound in the foreseeable future against high costs, thin profit and weak demand? And how should antimony producer find a way out? SMM will give deep analysis at the meeting.Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pointed out “Internet Plus” will be a new economic form. Against this backdrop, how will traditional producers capitalize on “Internet Plus” to boost production, process- ing and trade? SMM will also provide you matchmaking and on-line trading services. | Sep 9 - 10, 2015

    2015 SMM China Nonferrous Metals Industry Annual Conference

    SMM would like to invite you to the 2015 China Nonferrous Metals Industry Annual Conference & SMM FTZ Nonferrous Metals Trading Platform Conference taking place in Shanghai during November 12-13. The meeting brings together over 1,000 industry insiders each year to share their insights and perspectives, a meeting that you can never miss. | Nov 12 - 13, 2015

    2015 (10th) Shanghai Lead and Zinc Summit

    10 years of summits, 18 years of industry experience, over 400 participants SMM and Liyuan work together to create a communication platform for market players in lead & zinc industries. | May 13 - 15, 2015

    2015 (10th) SHANGHAI COPPER & ALUMINUM SUMMIT - Copper

    Most popular industry summit! About 800 participants will attend the conference every year where you can meet some potential business partners. Interviews of industry insiders and visit to bonded warehouses in Shanghai Free Trade Zone to help you broaden the horizon and amass a large network of contacts! | Mar 25 - 27, 2015

    Metal prices


    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 39320-39220 39270 -130 Aug 31
    Yangshan Copper 130-115 (USD/mt) 122.5 0 Aug 31
    Aluminum 11800-11760 11780 -20 Aug 31
    Lead 13450-13300 13375 -25 Aug 31
    Zinc 14930-14830 14880 50 Aug 31
    Tin 103000-101000 102000 0 Aug 31
    Nickel 76800-76000 76400 -550 Aug 31

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    SMM Index (Unit:RMB/mt) Sep 01 , 2015