The United States on Friday slapped tariffs on USD 34 billion of goods from top metals consumer China, which responded in kind. Fears that the spat could dampen demand for industrial metals weighed on the copper prices.
Also, the most-traded September copper contract added 0.7 per cent to reach 49,890 yuan (USD 7,545.03) a tonne on the Shanghai Futures Exchange.
Besides, pick up in demand from consuming industries at domestic spot market supported the uptrend.
In the national capital, copper mixed scrap and nickel plate (4x4) advanced by Rs 2 and Rs 5 to Rs 432 and Rs 892-895 per kg, respectively.
Zinc ingot, lead ingot and lead imported also enquired higher by Rs 2 each to Rs 135-141, Rs 140 and Rs 147 per kg, respectively.
Following are today's metal rates (in Rs per kg):
Zinc ingot Rs 135-141, nickel plate (4x4) Rs 892-895, gun metal scrap Rs 227, bell metal scrap Rs 229, copper mixed scrap Rs 432, chadri deshi Rs 295.
Lead ingot Rs 140, lead imported Rs 147, aluminium ingots Rs 168, aluminium sheet cutting Rs 164, aluminium wire scrap Rs 164 and aluminium utensils scrap Rs 162.
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