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Metals: Highlights | June 2015

[EN] The economic growth in China keeps on stuttering and a stronger U.S.-Dollar puts prices under pressure. Despite the disappointing economic development, the Chinese aluminium production is constantly increasing and China has recently become the world biggest aluminium exporter. Accompanied by high stocks for example in Japan, the oversupply has led to a significant price fall for aluminium.
In the case of lead and zinc, a weakening demand from China, USA and Europe causes price drops. However for both commodities stocks have already been declining for a longer period. This is why the price fall is not expected to be sustainable. This article shows you the latest price developments and relevant key figures for metals.

Looking at the past 12 months, we have observed price increases for almost all our major metal markets analysed. In particular prices for zinc (+28.4%), gold (+16.7%) and lead (+15.8%) have risen strongly. Only the market for nickel reports a price decline of -19.3%.

In the last month, we have observed price rises in particular for silver (+5.7%) and gold (3.1%), whereas prices in the markets for aluminium (-7.2%) and lead (-3.4%) have fallen the most. The highest price movements are currently registered in the market for nickel with an annualized volatility of 32.9% at the end of May.

In order to provide market visibility for European companies affected by raw material costs, the following analysis takes into consideration the price evolution in EUR unless specified. Please click on the raw materials below to receive more detailed information.

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1. GOLD  Read more

2. SILVER Read more

3. COPPER Read more

4. ALUMINIUM Read more

5. LEAD Read more

6. ZINC Read more

7. NICKEL Read more


Date of publication: 15 June 2015
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