Tightness in raw material supply has driven Fastmarkets’ copper and zinc treatment charges (TCs) to all-time lows, while lead concentrate TCs have hit intra-year lows. Fastmarkets looks at the common themes driving the downward movements

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were mixed in morning trading on Monday June 10, with three-month prices lacking direction amid thin traded volumes due a public holiday in China, the largest market for base metals

The publication of Fastmarkets’ US base metals prices were published early during the week of March 11-15 following the daylight saving time change in the US on March 10.

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is trialing the expansion of its closing price methodology across five of its base metals contracts ahead of launching next year, the exchange’s chief executive officer told Fastmarkets

Fastmarkets published its assessments of the Southeast Asia lead premiums later than scheduled due to a reporter error.

Nonferrous scrap export volumes from the United States rose in October, with decreases in used beverage cans (UBCs), nickel and zinc scrap being offset by increases in aluminium, copper and lead scrap, according to the latest data from the US Department of Commerce. In year-to-date comparisons, however, only exports of aluminium scrap declined

Recycling and sustainable production have become topics that mining companies have had to face up to, the audience at Mines and Money’s Resourcing Tomorrow conference heard

China laid out a plan on Thursday, November 10 to decarbonize the non-ferrous metals industry, reiterating the energy-intensive sector’s need to not exceed peak carbon emissions by 2030 in response to the country’s climate goals

Base metals futures on the London Metal Exchange gave an overall positive performance during the morning trading session on Monday November 14, with the metals mostly continuing their upward trajectory from the previous week

Three-month prices for base metals on the London Metal Exchange all rose at the 5pm close of trading on Tuesday November 1, with nickel’s price increasing by 8.2%