Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Base Metals Look to Happy New Year
Jan 2, 2004
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Base metals ended New Year's Eve on a high to cap a very strong year for the complex.

Nickel, which is mainly used for stainless steel production, a material often used in making appliances, was the best performer during 2003, rising 131 percent on the London Metal Exchange (LME) to end the year at U.S. $16,500 a ton, its highest level since mid-1989.

The next best performer was tin, up 52 percent for the year to end at $6,525 a ton, its highest point since November 1995. 3-month LME copper ended at $2,301 a ton and about 47 percent for the year to it highest level since August 1997.

3-month LME lead closed the year at $723 a ton, an advance of almost 40 percent during 2003 and its highest point since January 1997. Zinc ended at $1,017 a ton, climbing 32 percent for the year to end at its highest point since April 2001.

Aluminum was the weakest performer of the LME metals, gaining 18 percent for 2003 to end at $1,599 a ton, levels last seen in September 2000. (FT.com)

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Aug 29, 2014: Adaptive Frequency Drive Increases Trane Chiller Efficiency

Aug 29, 2014: Vitamix President Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Aug 28, 2014: LG Heat Pump Clothes Dryer Earns Emerging Technology Award

Aug 28, 2014: Early Snowthrower Demand Boosts Toro Sales

Aug 27, 2014: Sustainability Standard Launched for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

March 2014: Market Research - 62nd Annual U.S. Appliance Industry Forecast
February 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: December 2013
January 2014: Market Research - Appliance Historical Statistical Review: 1954-2012
January 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: November 2013




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Pharmalive | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows