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Small increases in price for metals seen at end of last week

Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 | Author: Paul Sanderson

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Most metals barely changed on Friday after falling earlier in last week, although the trend was upwards on the whole.

Three-month copper was priced at $7,358 (£4,732) on Friday up from Thursday’s $7,285 (£4,695).

Aluminium increased to $2,009 (£1,292) on Friday from $1,985 (£1,279) a day earlier. Alloy increased to $1,905 (£1,225) from Thursday’s $1,890 (£1,218).

Lead was up to $1,999 (£1,285) on Friday from $1,990 (£1,282) a day earlier. Nickel increased to $18,100 (£11,639) at the end of last week compared to Thursday’s $17,825 (£11,487).

Tin moved upwards to $18,800 (£12,089) on Friday from $18,650 (£12,019) the day before. Zinc was up a little to $1,872 (£1,203) from $1,864 (£1,201).

Steel was back up to $565 (£363) after falling to $550 (£354) on Thursday.   

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