Traders started to hold their quotes firm in the afternoon as the DCE iron ore futures rose. Transaction prices for PBF in Tangshan market were up by around 5-10yuan/mt over the morning session.
China’s exports of silicon metal expanded 14.1% from November to 60,800 mt in December, as exporters expedited the delivery of orders ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday
Copper added close to 1% to its highest since the market reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday. Lead and tin climbed 0.7%, and zinc rose 0.4%. Aluminium and nickel shed about 0.3%
China’s production of new energy vehicles dropped in the first month of 2020, as producers shut or trimmed output due to the Lunar New Year holiday and continued market weakness
SMM expects pent-up demand from major consumers and low inventories at upstream producers to support the optimistic sentiment about cobalt salts prices.
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