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    Massive Closures Expected at Inner Mongolia NPI Plants, SMM Survey Shows

    (October 24, 9:50) A Large Number of NPI Producers in Inner Mongolia will halt production from October 25, Sh...

    Utilization Rate at Chinese Zinc Oxide Producers Fall 30% on Poor Orders and Slim Profits, SMM Told

    (October 24, 3:17) Chinese zinc oxide producers are facing great challenges from capacity surplus and weak de...

    China’s Copper Imports Hit Highest since Qingdao Scandal of 288,661 Tonnes in Sept.

    (October 23, 2:17) China’s refined copper imports hit 288,661 tonnes in September, the highest monthly volu...

    China Iron Ore Weekly Monitor 20141014

    The Steelease Mines Price Index closed October 11 at 95.66. Imported iron ore prices rebounded, with the Steel...

    China Lead Weekly 20141013

    Base Metal Prices Face Downside Risks This Week; Lead Demand Outstrips Supply in Shanghai

    China Aluminum Industry Chain Weekly 20141013

    The most active SHFE aluminum contract fell to RMB 13,760/mt last Thursday, drawing no support from China’s ...

    China Copper Weekly 20141013

    An increasing amount of imported copper flowed into China’s physical copper market last week. Some traders b...

    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

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    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


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    Metal prices


    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 48040-47860 47950 -20 Oct 23
    Yangshan Copper 95-80 (USD/mt) 87.5 0 Oct 23
    Aluminum 13650-13610 13630 -30 Oct 23
    Lead 13750-13600 13675 0 Oct 23
    Zinc 16780-16680 16730 90 Oct 23
    Tin 137500-135000 136250 0 Oct 23
    Nickel 103400-103200 103300 -600 Oct 23

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    SMM Index (Unit:RMB/mt) Oct 24 , 2014