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    Chalco Subsidiary to Dump Silicon-Related Assets in Four Units Against Industry Woes

    (December 19, 2:56) Chalco Ningxia Energy Group Co. is planning to sell stake in its four silicon-related uni...

    Xinjiang’s Heavy Snows Hamper Silicon Metal Transportation, Not Affecting Production, Says SMM

    (December 19, 7:17) Silicon metal producers in Xinjiang have met difficulties in transporting silicon metal ou...

    Shanghai Interbank Offered Rates (SHIBOR) Surge across the Board

    (December 19, 2:53) The Shanghai Interbank Offered Rates (SHIBOR) advances across the board on Dec. 19, with d...

    China Steel Briefing 20141219

    China has seen significant growth in finished steel exports since March. Export volumes through November surge...

    China Aluminum Monthly November, 2014

    SMM data show the average operating rate at domestic alumina producers rose 5 percentage points to 86.4% in No...

    China Copper Monthly November, 2014

    The average operating rate at Chinese copper semis producers rose in November due to end-of-year factors.

    China Iron Ore Weekly Monitor 20141216

    SMM predicts that December’s import volumes will hold up and iron ore market will continue to see a glut.

    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 46450-46350 46400 140 Dec 18
    Yangshan Copper 85-65 (USD/mt) 75 2.5 Dec 18
    Aluminum 13120-13080 13100 -110 Dec 18
    Lead 12700-12600 12650 -375 Dec 18
    Zinc 16560-16460 16510 -40 Dec 18
    Tin 133000-129000 131000 -750 Dec 18
    Nickel 110400-109900 110150 -2850 Dec 18

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    SMM Index (Unit:RMB/mt) Dec 19 , 2014