As of Monday June 27, SMM copper inventory across major Chinese markets increased by 13,500 mt from last Friday to 115,800 mt, the largest growth since March.
As of June 27, the social inventory of lead ingots across Shanghai, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Tianjin was 81,800 mt, down 3,100 mt from last Friday (June 24) and 12,500 mt from last Monday (June 20).
China's lithium carbonate imports stood at 9,676 mt in May, up 68% on the month and 13% on the year.
According to SMM survey data, the average operating rate of zinc oxide stood at 55.5% last week, down 0.9% from the previous week.
It is expected that operating rates of die-casting zinc alloy enterprises may fall slightly affected by the poor terminal orders and increasing finished products inventory this week.
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