Copper prices declined 0.42 per cent to Rs 465.05 per kg in futures trade today as participants indulged in trimming positions to book profits amid a weak trend in base metals overseas.
Besides, muted spot demand from consuming industries fuelled the downtrend.
Similarly, the metal for delivery in June traded lower by Rs 1.90, or 0.41 per cent, to Rs 461.05 per kg in 1,336 lots.
Analysts attributed the fall in copper futures to trimming of positions by participants to book profits and a weak trend in global markets.
Globally, copper for three-month delivery on the London Metal Exchange was little changed at USD 6,812.50 per tonne.
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