SHMET Spot Market Briefing 20100607-Tin

Jun. 08, 2010 1:13 AM ET
enshmet profile picture
enshmet's Blog
Please Note: Blog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors.

Contributor Since 2010

Shanghai Metal Exchange Market (SHMET) was founded in 2000, which is a global information company with leading market positions and recognized brands in the metal market research and consulting industry. SHMET consists of professional metal experts within the industry and serves over 100,000 companies from close to 150 countries worldwide. SHMET’s mission is to help companies in the metal and steel industry make informed business decisions, by providing accurate concluded prices, up to date news and comprehensive analysis. SHMET’s price assessments for metals are taken as benchmark prices for contracts signed by major players of the industry in the world market. has become a prestigious data source of REUTERS as fixed terminal, which is the main information platform for business partners to release and acquire trading messages as well as seeking business opportunities. Analysis – SHMET provides comprehensive and up-to-date review and analysis on metals, which is well-sought after by, including but not limited to, producers, end-users, financial institutions, and other allied stakeholders. Prices – Due to the mutually-reinforcing excellent relationship that exists between SHMET and major players in the metal industry across the globe, SHMET is a leading source for accurate and reliable metal prices and to which reference is made by producers, end-users, credit-lending institutions and researchers alike.
Shanghai Spot Metal Quote (SHMET) More
Jun 04 2010
Metals Price(RMB/T) Change(RMB) b/c(RMB)
Copper 50000-50200 -3350 c 250/c 100
Aluminum 13840-13880 -690 b 50/b 90
Lead 14000-14200 -350  
1#Zinc 13550-13650 -700 c 230/c 130
0#Zinc 13600-13700 -700 c 180/c 80
Tin 140000-142000 -750  
Nickel 148000-151000 -6000  


China’s spot Tin is quoted from RMB 140000 to 142000 per tonne, down RMB 750 per tonne. Affecting by the worse American employment data as well as the euro against the dollar has gone lower below $1.2, LME market continued to put pressure on the metal market. The drop range of LME Tin which performed tender before was very large today. But the domestic quotation wasn’t at the lower level, so the sales is weak in the morning.

“ We have only sold 4 tonnes of tin, such as 1#Kaiyuan Tin, 0#Kaiyuan Tin and Yunnan Tin around RMB 139500 per tonne. The market appeared to be in wait-and-see mode. The situation overseas is very volatile, as there are much bad news emerged in an endless stream and the economic controlling policy is too tight in China. The sales is really weak.” Some tin trader said to SHMET.

“ The slump of LME Tin is so large, but on the domestic market, the quotation of many traders are still very conservative. Upstream consumers are unwilling to sell goods and the domestic tin went down a little. Most of traders on the market quoted beyond RMB 140000 per tonne. Downstream consumers hold wait-and-see attitude toward to the market.” Another tin trader said to SHMET.

more analysis please visit at

SHMET History Data for Nickel (from2001 to 2010) please visit at

The Most authoritative non-ferrous metals index in China—SHMETX please check:

Shanghai Metal Price Index, “SHMETX” for short, reflects non-ferrous metals’ spot prices of Shanghai comprehensively, compiled and published by Shanghai Metals Exchange (“SHMET”). Its characteristics are objective, high-efficiency, professional, authoritative, etc. The average prices of sampling varieties can be the standard of quoting prices and reference inside and outside the industry.

Disclosure: no position

Recommended For You


To ensure this doesn’t happen in the future, please enable Javascript and cookies in your browser.
Is this happening to you frequently? Please report it on our feedback forum.
If you have an ad-blocker enabled you may be blocked from proceeding. Please disable your ad-blocker and refresh.