The copper price has hit two-year highs and Aussie explorers are sitting pretty
Stockhead - Copper’s relentless upward march since its March low passed another milestone this week, with the red metal hitting a two-year high on the London Metal Exchange (LME).
The LME’s copper contract hit a cash price of $US6,633/t at the start of the week, and closed Wednesday at $US6,507/t — but some market analysts suggest that copper and other industrial metals markets could soon pause for breath.
“Demand destruction is pushing some industrial metals into surplus territory, capping price upside,” Deloitte Access Economics director James Campbell-Sloan said.
Copper spot prices touched a four-year low in March of $US4,760/t as the spreading COVID-19 pandemic crushed industrial metals demand.