‘International non-ferrous metal prices may not correct further’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jan 2019 10:32:20



THE global non-ferrous metal prices which witnessed a correction in the last five months due to concern over the trade war between the US and China, are unlikely to correct significantly here onwards, a report said. According to the rating agency Icra, the demand supply fundamentals, would not justify any further major correction, as the global market of these metals are currently in deficit.

“In the full calendar year 2018, the aluminium, copper and zinc markets have remained in deficit. Consequently, the risk of a further downside in base metal prices seems low in the near term,” Icra president Jayanta Roy said. The agency said the global aluminium market has remained in deficit for the last six quarters.