PRICING NOTICE: Decision to discontinue Japan copper premium

Fastmarkets has decided to discontinue its copper cathode premium, cif Japan from the start of January.

The results of a month-long consultation, market analysis and engagement showed support for the move, with Japan a major producer but a negligible importer of LME registered copper cathode brands.

The price to be discontinued is:
MB-CU-0385 – copper grade A cathode premium, cif Japan, $ per tonne, which is priced once a month.

The premium will be assessed for the final time on Tuesday December 29, after which it will be discontinued.

For more information or to become a data submitter to Fastmarkets’ copper premiums, please contact Archie Hunter by email at: Please add the subject heading ‘FAO: Archie Hunter, re: Japan copper premiums.’

To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, go to

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