Monthly Metal Review

Lead and Zinc (May 2017)

In London the Lead cash settlement prices decreased to US$ 2’280.00 while Zinc decreased to US$ 2’639.00 this month. The zinc market was in surplus by 62,000 tonnes during January-February, whilst a deficit of 258,000 was recorded for 2016, reported the World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS). Reported zinc stocks rose by 21,000 tonnes during February, while February LME stocks fell 12,000 tonnes and ended the month 44,000 tonnes lower than at the end of 2016. China, with some 40 percent of global zinc mine supply, is increasing output. Chinese mine supply surged by almost a fifth last year, according to data from the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG), helping to balance mine closures elsewhere and leaving total global mine production virtually flat. China-state-backed researcher Antaike said new and expanded mines in China are expected to boost capacity by some 244,000 tonnes this year. Peru’s February zinc shipments soared by 35.3 percent on-year to 115,000 tonnes, the central bank said. Revenue doubled to US$194 million. Lead shipments dropped by 21 percent to 77,400 tonnes, whilst export revenues slid 3.5 percent to US$155 million, offsetting a price increase. Hindustan Zinc Limited’s refined-lead production rose to a record 45,000 tonnes in January-March. HZL’s refined-zinc production was up 40 percent on-year. Even with growing demand, especially in South Korea and China, enthusiasm for developing new lead mines is lacking, according to the International Lead and Zinc Study Group. Statistics director Paul White said future lead supply depends on zinc, as lead is mined as a zinc byproduct. Environmental legislation has reduced attractiveness of developing new lead mines and plants, he said. The ILZSG said new projects could add some 200,000 tonnes of lead metal contained in concentrate in total by 2020. LME Lead stocks decreased to 165’275 tonnes, and Zinc stocks decreased to 349’050 tonnes in March.

Daily Prices

October 2017

Copper
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 6741.20
20-10-2017 7008.5
19-10-2017 6920
18-10-2017 6971.5
17-10-2017 7046
16-10-2017 7063
13-10-2017 6858
12-10-2017 6813
11-10-2017 6685
10-10-2017 6641
09-10-2017 6607
06-10-2017 6639
05-10-2017 6511
04-10-2017 6453
03-10-2017 6447
02-10-2017 6455
Silver
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 16.96
20-10-2017 17.075
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.) ($/OZ)
Average 1283.69
20-10-2017 1280.25
19-10-2017 1283.4
18-10-2017 1280.65
17-10-2017 1289.7
16-10-2017 1305.15
13-10-2017 1293.9
12-10-2017 1294.45
11-10-2017 1290.2
10-10-2017 1289.6
09-10-2017 1282.15
06-10-2017 1268.2
05-10-2017 1278.4
04-10-2017 1275.55
03-10-2017 1270.7
02-10-2017 1273.1
Date(Fix.) ($/OZ)
Average 1283.20
20-10-2017 1280.725
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.) ($/OZ)
Average 1282.71
20-10-2017 1281.2
19-10-2017 1286.4
18-10-2017 1280.2
17-10-2017 1284.75
16-10-2017 1303.3
13-10-2017 1299.6
12-10-2017 1290.25
11-10-2017 1289.25
10-10-2017 1291.4
09-10-2017 1278.75
06-10-2017 1261.8
05-10-2017 1274.5
04-10-2017 1274.25
03-10-2017 1271.25
02-10-2017 1273.7
Lead
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 2527.93
20-10-2017 2502
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.) ($/MT)
Average 3282.80
20-10-2017 3208
19-10-2017 3170
18-10-2017 3185
17-10-2017 3130
16-10-2017 3321
13-10-2017 3325
12-10-2017 3333
11-10-2017 3306
10-10-2017 3314
09-10-2017 3334.5
06-10-2017 3336
05-10-2017 3350
04-10-2017 3370
03-10-2017 3324
02-10-2017 3235.5
Tin
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 20764.33
20-10-2017 19925
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.) ($/MT)
Average 11135.33
20-10-2017 12050
19-10-2017 11680
18-10-2017 11745
17-10-2017 11675
16-10-2017 11790
13-10-2017 11605
12-10-2017 11195
11-10-2017 10980
10-10-2017 10910
09-10-2017 10770
06-10-2017 10500
05-10-2017 10560
04-10-2017 10640
03-10-2017 10555
02-10-2017 10375
Cobalt
Date(Fix.) ($/MT)
Average 59816.67
20-10-2017 61250
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