The BIR World Mirror on non-ferrous metals has predicted that Chinese prices will remain static over the summer.
Writing in the China section of the monthly report, David Chiao from Uni-All Group in the USA noted that the economic situation in China remains challenging.
He added: “Summer, traditionally the slow season, is approaching, and copper will sit at RMB 54,000 (£5,434) per tonne whereas aluminium will remain at the RMB 15,500 (£1,560) level.
“Lead has broken the support at RMB 15,000 (£1,509) per tonne and dropped to RMB 14,800 (£1,490), while zinc is under pressure from an excessive inventory of 207,000 tonnes during the first four months of this year and has dipped to RMB 14,600 (£1,470).
“The RMB itself has dropped to 6.40 to the US dollar from a high of 6.20 in January this year.”
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