Metals: Highlights | March 2015

[EN] Continued gains in supply and slowing demand growth from China, in particular concerning the property sector, have led to a decline of 2.2% for metal prices in February.
Accordingly lead prices declined by 3.2% because of weak seasonal battery demand and saturation of the e-bike sector in China. Nickel prices also fell by 1.5% as stocks continue to climb to record levels due to weak demand. This article shows you the latest price developments and relevant key figures for metals.

Looking at the past 12 months, we have mainly observed strong price increases in the major metal markets. In particular prices for nickel (+19.6%), aluminium (+24.8%) and zinc (+18.8%) have risen strongly. Only silver has reported a price decrease of -5.2%.

In the last month, we have observed a price rise for copper (+10.2%) as well as for zinc (+0.3%). In the markets for lead (-3.2%), gold (-3.2%) and silver (-2.5%) prices have fallen the most. The highest price movements are still registered in the market for silver with an annualized volatility of 42.3% at the end of February.

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.

Metals prices returns | 1 YEAR | daily price dataMetals prices returns | 1 MONTH | daily price data
March 2014 - February 2015February 2015

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: 12 March 2015
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