Monthly Metal Review

Copper

In London, Copper prices decreased by 2.44 % to US$6685.00 a tonne with a contango of US$ 35.00 at the end of this month. Chinaís February imports of copper ore and concentrates rose by 1.4 percent on-year, despite the country celebrating a weeklong break for Chinese New Year during the month. China imported 1.45 million tonnes of copper ore and concentrates, down by 10.5 percent from 1.62 million tonnes in January, but up by 1.4 percent from 1.43 million tonnes in February 2017, Customs data showed. Imports for January-February totaled 3.07 million tonnes, up by 12.7 percent from the 2.73 million tonnes imported in the same period a year earlier. Workers at AntofagastaísLos Pelambres copper mine in Chile reached agreement on a new labour con-tract, defusing risk of a strike. The new contract includes a signing bonus of US$30,500 per worker, and an average salary increase of 3 percent. Los Pelambresrecently re-ceived environmental approval for a US$1.1 billion infra-structure upgrade plan. It produced 356,300 tons of cop-per last year. A senior government official in the copper- and cobalt-rich Democratic Republic of Congo said miners wonít get substantial concessions in talks about the DRCís new mining code. Albert Yuma, chairman of state-owned Gecamines, said there can be no renegotiation on any point once the code has been promulgated. It was signed by the President on 9th of March. The revised code re-moved a measure protecting mining-license holders from complying with changes to the fiscal and customs regime for 10 years. That means all mines face higher royalty payments and new taxes. The law introduces a 50 percent tax on so-called super profits and hikes royalty rates on metals including copper, cobalt and gold. Southern Copper won a tender to develop Peruís US$2-billion Michiquillay copper mine in a two-bidder public auction in February, agreeing to pay US$400 million and a 3-percent royalty. The Lima government says the project contains perhaps 1.159 billion tonnes in copper resources. Copper hovered around US$7,000 a tonne in late February. But some miners in Peru are critical, citing alleged top-level government corruption, increasing politi-cal instability, a slow-moving bureaucracy and significant opposition to big mining projects in local communities. LME copper stocks increased to 383 075.00 tonnes in March.

Daily Prices

March 2018

Copper
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 6795.76
29-03-2018 6685
28-03-2018 6601.5
27-03-2018 6641.5
26-03-2018 6500
23-03-2018 6658
22-03-2018 6746.5
21-03-2018 6675
20-03-2018 6784
19-03-2018 6791.5
16-03-2018 6923
15-03-2018 6885.5
14-03-2018 7015
13-03-2018 6883
12-03-2018 6857
09-03-2018 6808
08-03-2018 6830
07-03-2018 6873
06-03-2018 6968.5
05-03-2018 6850
02-03-2018 6883
01-03-2018 6852
Silver
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 16.47
29-03-2018 16.28
28-03-2018 16.445
27-03-2018 16.64
26-03-2018 16.61
23-03-2018 16.53
22-03-2018 16.52
21-03-2018 16.245
20-03-2018 16.25
19-03-2018 16.285
16-03-2018 16.475
15-03-2018 16.52
14-03-2018 16.605
13-03-2018 16.51
12-03-2018 16.455
09-03-2018 16.485
08-03-2018 16.48
07-03-2018 16.645
06-03-2018 16.62
05-03-2018 16.51
02-03-2018 16.445
01-03-2018 16.315
PM MEAN AM Gold
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 1325.56
29-03-2018 1323.9
28-03-2018 1341.05
27-03-2018 1350.65
26-03-2018 1348.4
23-03-2018 1342.35
22-03-2018 1328.85
21-03-2018 1316.35
20-03-2018 1312.75
19-03-2018 1311.7
16-03-2018 1320.05
15-03-2018 1323.35
14-03-2018 1324.95
13-03-2018 1318.7
12-03-2018 1317.25
09-03-2018 1319.35
08-03-2018 1325.4
07-03-2018 1332.5
06-03-2018 1324.95
05-03-2018 1326.3
02-03-2018 1316.75
01-03-2018 1311.25
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 1325.11
29-03-2018 1323.875
28-03-2018 1336.75
27-03-2018 1346.05
26-03-2018 1350.4
23-03-2018 1344.475
22-03-2018 1329
21-03-2018 1318.85
20-03-2018 1311.875
19-03-2018 1312.05
16-03-2018 1315.075
15-03-2018 1321.05
14-03-2018 1324.25
13-03-2018 1320.725
12-03-2018 1318.2
09-03-2018 1319.975
08-03-2018 1323.2
07-03-2018 1330.95
06-03-2018 1328.175
05-03-2018 1323.35
02-03-2018 1319.525
01-03-2018 1309.5
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 1324.66
29-03-2018 1323.85
28-03-2018 1332.45
27-03-2018 1341.45
26-03-2018 1352.4
23-03-2018 1346.6
22-03-2018 1329.15
21-03-2018 1321.35
20-03-2018 1311
19-03-2018 1312.4
16-03-2018 1310.1
15-03-2018 1318.75
14-03-2018 1323.55
13-03-2018 1322.75
12-03-2018 1319.15
09-03-2018 1320.6
08-03-2018 1321
07-03-2018 1329.4
06-03-2018 1331.4
05-03-2018 1320.4
02-03-2018 1322.3
01-03-2018 1307.75
Lead
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 2397.00
29-03-2018 2411
28-03-2018 2403
27-03-2018 2397
26-03-2018 2366.5
23-03-2018 2359.5
22-03-2018 2378
21-03-2018 2377
20-03-2018 2345.5
19-03-2018 2360
16-03-2018 2416
15-03-2018 2395
14-03-2018 2453.5
13-03-2018 2404
12-03-2018 2347
09-03-2018 2352
08-03-2018 2372
07-03-2018 2419.5
06-03-2018 2436
05-03-2018 2432
02-03-2018 2454.5
01-03-2018 2458
Zinc
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 3280.48
29-03-2018 3332
28-03-2018 3291.5
27-03-2018 3326.5
26-03-2018 3254.5
23-03-2018 3215
22-03-2018 3223
21-03-2018 3224
20-03-2018 3243
19-03-2018 3262
16-03-2018 3285
15-03-2018 3233
14-03-2018 3279.5
13-03-2018 3279
12-03-2018 3259
09-03-2018 3216
08-03-2018 3241.5
07-03-2018 3287
06-03-2018 3335
05-03-2018 3302
02-03-2018 3396.5
01-03-2018 3405
Tin
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 21214.05
29-03-2018 21125
28-03-2018 20925
27-03-2018 21055
26-03-2018 20950
23-03-2018 20850
22-03-2018 21050
21-03-2018 20745
20-03-2018 20850
19-03-2018 20630
16-03-2018 21050
15-03-2018 20900
14-03-2018 21200
13-03-2018 21500
12-03-2018 21500
09-03-2018 21375
08-03-2018 21650
07-03-2018 21495
06-03-2018 21595
05-03-2018 21670
02-03-2018 21710
01-03-2018 21670
Nickel
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 13403.57
29-03-2018 13245
28-03-2018 12925
27-03-2018 13030
26-03-2018 12845
23-03-2018 13050
22-03-2018 13355
21-03-2018 13330
20-03-2018 13520
19-03-2018 13430
16-03-2018 13740
15-03-2018 13685
14-03-2018 13925
13-03-2018 13830
12-03-2018 13725
09-03-2018 13345
08-03-2018 13250
07-03-2018 13370
06-03-2018 13580
05-03-2018 13335
02-03-2018 13450
01-03-2018 13510
Cobalt
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 88000.00
29-03-2018 93750
28-03-2018 93500
27-03-2018 94250
26-03-2018 94250
23-03-2018 94750
22-03-2018 95000
21-03-2018 95500
20-03-2018 90500
19-03-2018 88500
16-03-2018 88500
15-03-2018 87250
14-03-2018 85500
13-03-2018 85000
12-03-2018 84500
09-03-2018 84500
08-03-2018 84500
07-03-2018 83500
06-03-2018 83250
05-03-2018 80750
02-03-2018 79500
01-03-2018 81250