December 2019


A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday December 31.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: Base metals complex largely lower on last day of 2019; only tin bucks trend

Small losses were seen across most of the London Metal Exchange base metals complex on the last trading day of 2019, with only tin bucking the trend.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: LME base metals all lower; more cancellations for ali

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were lower across the board during morning trading on Tuesday December 31, failing to find support.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: SHFE base metals prices largely negative following lackluster Chinese data

A combination of slow year-end trading activity and uninspiring Chinese economic data saw most of the base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange end the morning trading session in negative territory on Tuesday December 31.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 30

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday December 30 that are worth another look.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: LME base metals lack fresh direction; nickel price ignores rising stocks

The benchmark three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was the standout of the base metals complex, continuing to edge higher at the close on Monday December 30 and ignoring rising stock levels.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: LME nickel pushes higher; trading volumes remain thin

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly little changed on Monday December 30, due to continued quiet market conditions.

NEWSBREAK: Q1 2020 MJP aluminium premium settles 14.4% lower at $83/t

The benchmark premium paid for the supply of aluminium to main Japanese ports (MJP) in the first quarter of 2020 has settled at $83 per tonne on a cif basis over the London Metal Exchange cash price.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: SHFE nickel price climbs 1.6%, tin drops 1.2% in mixed morning session

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed at the close of the morning trading session on Monday December 30, but movements were largely limited amid the year-end slowdown.

Hydro's Paragominas bauxite mine resumes ops; Alunorte ramps up

Production at Norsk Hydro’s Paragominas bauxite mine in the Brazilian state of Pará has resumed following the repair of an overturned transmission tower, allowing the Alunorte alumina refinery to ramp up, the Norwegian company said on Saturday December 28.