Non-ferrous base metals depreciate as China’s lockdown .effects drag on


Copper prices slipped on Wednesday after weak Chinese trade data fuelled worries about demand from the world’s top metals consumer, overshadowing the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the country.

Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange dropped 0.9% to $8,345 a tonne by 1050 GMT after rising by 0.4% on Tuesday.