The physical port stock market became very active today, as traders and mills undertook some restocking. Whilst trade volumes dipped in the afternoon session on a strong DCE market.
As of Wednesday February 19, social inventories of long steel (including wire rods and rebar) in Guangzhou stood at 2.35 million mt, up 14.16% from a week earlier
On the SHFE, lead climbed 0.8% on the day, copper rose 0.2%, while aluminium closed flat. Tin edged down 0.02%, zinc shed 0.2% and nickel fell 0.6%
Concerns over the prospects of cobalt demand grew after Reuters reported that Tesla is in “advanced stages of talks” to use CATL’s cobalt-free, LFP batteries in cars made in its Shanghai plant
More stimulus measures will be rolled out to propel the auto market this year, as China urges the efforts to stabilise demand for traditional commodities
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