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Producer and Dealer Prices (January 29, 2001)

Antimony: Mid-mkt US$1,300/t.Bismuth: Mid-mkt US$3.90/lb.Cadmium: Mid-mkt US$0.21/lb.Chromium: Mid-mkt ores US$65.00/t.Cobalt: Recent trades US$11.45-13.75/lb.Copper: Comex March US$0.8485/lb.

Producer and Dealer Prices (January 22, 2001)

Antimony: Mid-mkt US$1,300/t.Bismuth: Mid-mkt US$3.85/lb.Cadmium: Mid-mkt US$0.21/lb.Chromium: Mid-mkt ores US$65.00/t.Cobalt: Recent trades US$12.50-14.00/lb.Copper: Comex March US$0.823/lb.

Base metals stage comeback

A sense of optimism returned to the base metals complex between Jan. 8 and 12, as all the major metals ended the period strongly higher with firm bases of support. Copper prices gained 0.5% over the w…

Copper, nickel end year with a whimper

Metals markets suffered a difficult start to 2001. Copper prices shed US$80 per tonne on their first trading day (Jan. 2), eventually bottoming out at a 6-month low, and nickel suffered its largest 1-…

Metal markets anything but shiny in 2000

While it didn’t provide the unremitting gloom of the years immediately following the Asian economic crisis, 2000 might be remembered by many metal producers as the year of the recovery that never was….

Producer and Dealer Prices (November 27, 2000)

Antimony: Mid-mkt US$1,535/t.Bismuth: Mid-mkt US$3.85/lb.Cadmium: Mid-mkt US$0.20/lb.Chromium: Mid-mkt ores US$65.00/t.Cobalt: Recent trades US$13.25-16.50/lb.Copper: Comex Dec. US$0.828/lb.

Positive sentiments return to zinc

The report period Oct. 30-Nov. 3 was an encouraging one for base metals markets, with signs of stability returning after recent large losses. Although copper, aluminum and tin registered further small…

Base metals prices pushed back

Base metals markets saw a promising mini-rally snuffed out in the second half of the report period April 10-14. Volatility in equity markets prevented follow-through buying, and, by the end of the wee…

Base metals markets lick wounds

The report period March 20-24 was disappointing for base metals markets. Prices were becalmed, volumes were low, and March 24 saw a poor close, with copper, aluminum and zinc ending the final session …

Aluminum, copper prices head south

Aluminum and copper prices continued to drift downward in the early part of the report period March 6-10 before fund short-covering in thin volume took prices back up to the top end of their recent ra…

Markets anticipating Chinese trends

The recent fund-led selloff has left the base metals markets heavily dependent on fundamental support. Over the next few weeks, movements in London Metal Exchange (LME) stocks and physical premium lev…

Economic growth fuels inflation fears

Against a background of ever more positive economic data, base metal prices continue to disappoint. During the report period Feb. 21-25, aluminum and copper continued to trend downward; lead and zinc …

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