China copper premium down; Southeast Asia, US premiums stable

China’s premium for copper cathodes imports fell in the week to Tuesday December 5, with buyers cautious toward spot buying at year’s end, while those in Southeast Asia and United States markets were unchanged amid quiet trading, sources told Fastmarkets.

Chinese import interest dwindled due to limited availability of prompt units and a lack of import opportunity in the week to Tuesday, sources said.

Fastmarkets assessed the daily benchmark...


Orla O'Sullivan

Sally Zhang

December 06, 2023

07:05 GMT