Monthly Metal Review

Nickel and Cobalt (May 2017)

In London, Nickel decreased to US$ 4.30 per lb, while cobalt min. 99.3% was 1.76% higher at 28.90 per lb this month. Perth-based Western Areas Ltd. restarted a suspended mill recovery enhancement project (MREP) at its Forrestania project area in Western Australia. It said restart comes in the wake of new offtake contracts and growing nickel demand from the electric-vehicle sector. MREP will increase mill recoveries from 3 to 5 percent over mine life and add another 1,400 tonnes of nickel recoveries yearly, it said. Production of high-grade nickel sulphide from the MREP is expected in the March quarter 2018. PT Vale Indonesia’s nickel in matte production was 2 percent higher on-year in the first quarter. Output was up from 16,894 tonnes. But Vale said this was down from fourth-quarter 2016 on planned maintenance. Indonesia's Aneka Tambang (Antam) was granted initial approval to export up to 2.7 million tonnes of nickel ore over the next year, a mining-ministry official said. The state-owned miner had sought to export 6 million tonnes, in accordance with its capacity to process low-grade nickel ore at its smelters. Antam said in February it had an estimated 5 million wet metric tonnes ready to ship. Jakarta relaxed its 2014 ban on unprocessed-ore exports this year, letting companies that had built or were planning smelters to export low-grade nickel ore. Philippines-based Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc (FNI) started nickel-ore shipments to China with volume of some 550,000 wet metric tons (wmt) so far. Local reports cited FNI as saying its Platinum Group Metals Corp unit began ore delivery from Surigao del Norte, with another nine shipments averaging 55,000 wmt each set through April. FNI has an export target of 6 million wmt for the rest of 2017. Almost two-thirds of April’s shipment was medium-grade ore, with the remainder low-grade. LME Nickel stocks increased from 376’476 to 379’644 tonnes in April.

Daily Prices

October 2017

Copper
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 6722.11
19-10-2017 6920
18-10-2017 6971.5
17-10-2017 7046
16-10-2017 7063
13-10-2017 6858
12-10-2017 6813
11-10-2017 6685
10-10-2017 6641
09-10-2017 6607
06-10-2017 6639
05-10-2017 6511
04-10-2017 6453
03-10-2017 6447
02-10-2017 6455
Silver
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 16.96
19-10-2017 17.025
18-10-2017 16.95
17-10-2017 17.11
16-10-2017 17.41
13-10-2017 17.2
12-10-2017 17.195
11-10-2017 17.15
10-10-2017 17.12
09-10-2017 16.92
06-10-2017 16.625
05-10-2017 16.66
04-10-2017 16.825
03-10-2017 16.61
02-10-2017 16.58
PM MEAN AM Gold
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 1283.94
19-10-2017 1283.4
18-10-2017 1280.65
17-10-2017 1289.7
16-10-2017 1305.15
13-10-2017 1293.9
12-10-2017 1294.45
11-10-2017 1290.2
10-10-2017 1289.6
09-10-2017 1282.15
06-10-2017 1268.2
05-10-2017 1278.4
04-10-2017 1275.55
03-10-2017 1270.7
02-10-2017 1273.1
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 1283.38
19-10-2017 1284.9
18-10-2017 1280.425
17-10-2017 1287.225
16-10-2017 1304.225
13-10-2017 1296.75
12-10-2017 1292.35
11-10-2017 1289.725
10-10-2017 1290.5
09-10-2017 1280.45
06-10-2017 1265
05-10-2017 1276.45
04-10-2017 1274.9
03-10-2017 1270.975
02-10-2017 1273.4
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 1282.81
19-10-2017 1286.4
18-10-2017 1280.2
17-10-2017 1284.75
16-10-2017 1303.3
13-10-2017 1299.6
12-10-2017 1290.25
11-10-2017 1289.25
10-10-2017 1291.4
09-10-2017 1278.75
06-10-2017 1261.8
05-10-2017 1274.5
04-10-2017 1274.25
03-10-2017 1271.25
02-10-2017 1273.7
Lead
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 2529.79
19-10-2017 2491
18-10-2017 2493
17-10-2017 2496
16-10-2017 2566
13-10-2017 2542
12-10-2017 2568.5
11-10-2017 2525
10-10-2017 2509
09-10-2017 2515
06-10-2017 2539.5
05-10-2017 2548
04-10-2017 2585
03-10-2017 2501
02-10-2017 2538
Zinc
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 3288.14
19-10-2017 3170
18-10-2017 3185
17-10-2017 3130
16-10-2017 3321
13-10-2017 3325
12-10-2017 3333
11-10-2017 3306
10-10-2017 3314
09-10-2017 3334.5
06-10-2017 3336
05-10-2017 3350
04-10-2017 3370
03-10-2017 3324
02-10-2017 3235.5
Tin
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 20824.29
19-10-2017 20100
18-10-2017 20050
17-10-2017 20775
16-10-2017 20825
13-10-2017 20925
12-10-2017 20900
11-10-2017 20810
10-10-2017 21100
09-10-2017 20950
06-10-2017 21085
05-10-2017 21245
04-10-2017 20950
03-10-2017 20950
02-10-2017 20875
Nickel
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 11070.00
19-10-2017 11680
18-10-2017 11745
17-10-2017 11675
16-10-2017 11790
13-10-2017 11605
12-10-2017 11195
11-10-2017 10980
10-10-2017 10910
09-10-2017 10770
06-10-2017 10500
05-10-2017 10560
04-10-2017 10640
03-10-2017 10555
02-10-2017 10375
Cobalt
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 59714.29
19-10-2017 60500
18-10-2017 62500
17-10-2017 60250
16-10-2017 59750
13-10-2017 59750
12-10-2017 59750
11-10-2017 58250
10-10-2017 59500
09-10-2017 59500
06-10-2017 59500
05-10-2017 59000
04-10-2017 58750
03-10-2017 59500
02-10-2017 59500