Metals Daily

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Platts Metals Daily offers prices, news and analysis for the aluminum, copper and molybdenum value chains. It contains hundreds of metals prices across base, minor, light and precious metals assessed by editors globally. This detailed report will help you monitor global events and quickly spot opportunities or potential pitfalls as well as bring you aluminum and copper price and news coverage. Daily prices and news for molybdenum are also covered to deliver critical insights.



Traders and Purchasers use Metals Daily price assessments as a baseline to buy and sell metals on both a spot and long term bases – helping them to make profitable transactions. They save valuable time by reading breaking news to fully comprehend the dynamics of metals trading and purchasing. The commentary and analysis in Metals Daily takes the reader beyond the numbers, ensuring you only have to stay with one source of information to grasp the full developments of the metals market.

Analysts use Metals Daily prices, news and market commentary to identify patterns and trends in the global aluminum, copper and molybdenum space. They keep on track with major market developments, competition, supply and demand, market dynamics and regulatory issues. Analysis made on the end-of-day critical prices assessments can be used to plot graphs and charts for senior management reporting.

Finance and Compliance departments rely on Metals Daily assessments to resolve contract pricing issues, establish contract prices for billing and understand the basis for contract price formula. The end-of-day price assessments are also used by mid and back office operations for price risk management.

Business Development and Sales draw on Metals Daily news, market commentary and price analysis to understand the aluminum, copper and molybdenum market and pricing trends. They stay on top of customer/counter-party activities, and develop new business opportunities. They avoid spending time sifting through multiple websites, and newspapers.

Executive Management needs up-to-date news and analysis on the metals market to stay on top of industry developments. The read Metals Daily market commentary and news to track important market pricing developments in aluminum, copper and molybdenum as well as news around competitors and customer companies. They employ the market assessments in developing pricing/budgeting strategies.


Each daily issue includes a listing of the day’s metal price movements and provides our analysis on the effects of strikes, mining projects, production cuts, bankruptcies, legislation, joint ventures, and other market-critical events. A weekly supplement also provides in-depth interviews with key market participants and outlooks for global supply and demand.

One of the most comprehensive metals intelligence packages available, a Platts Metals Daily subscription delivers three editions, including:

  • Daily in-depth report containing the day’s market activity, including London and U.S. Close prices
  • Weekly PDF supplement with a metals price overview, covering LME and COMEX prices
  • Monthly Price Report - detailing monthly metal price averages
  • Platts Market Center: Access to all Metals Daily news and prices on our online portal – updated throughout the day. Click here to take a trial to the Platts Market Center

Who Should Buy

Metals markets leaders who need to stay informed and gain new perspectives will find Metals Daily an essential tool. Subscribers include traders, brokers, producers, consumers, industry executives and analysts both up and downstream in the metals markets.

Platts Metals Daily enables you to learn the “why” behind market movements. Your subscription includes:

Platts Metals Daily - This in-depth market report details metal market movements from that day. The daily market report features news, analysis, daily pricing, and commentary on:

  • Platts Alumina Index (PAX)—the world’s first daily alumina price assessments
  • Major metals including aluminum, copper, lead, tin and zinc
  • Light metals including magnesium and titanium
  • Minor metals including antimony, cadmium, mercury and selenium
  • Precious metals including gold, palladium, platinum, rhodium and silver
  • Ferroalloys and steel

Platts Metals Daily also includes:

London Close prices: The latest Asian and European market pricing and key data including:

  • LME official prices, daily prices, settlement and stocks for the day
  • Key gold and silver prices, plus the latest exchange rates
  • Platts' European proprietary assessments for ferroalloys and base metals
  • A price graph highlighting a major metal mover

U.S. Close prices: Information on the North and South American markets and our exclusive insights into the market forces behind price movements. Subscribers receive:

  • COMEX and NYMEX stocks, settlement and closing prices
  • Platts' proprietary prices for U.S. bulk alloys and bulk and noble alloys
  • Platts U.S. aluminum transaction prices for the week
  • Original news stories on base metals, ferroalloys and precious metals
  • A price graph and analysis of a key metal commodity, drawing upon our extensive history

Platts Metals Daily also details monthly average prices for key metals and provides data widely used by the industry and government for evaluating the pricing of metals, levying taxes and tariffs, determining freight rates, and evaluating new projects.

You will also be able to access Platts’ library of metal prices on the online Platts Market Center, a tool that lets you graph prices and compare them against each other. This resource is designed to help you enhance your knowledge of the market as well as your presentations and reports.

Standard Delivery

Metals Daily is delivered online through Platts Market Center and via email. Click here to take a trial of the Platts Market Center.

Market Data – Metals

The price data listed in Metals Daily is also available in data-point format for easy import and analysis. This is the most efficient, most reliable way to receive our industry-standard benchmark assessments. With a click of a mouse you'll have access to the latest, most-accurate metals price assessments. Market Data – Metals also provides you with end-of-day assessments, third-party data, and a rolling 45-day historical database for key assessments. For further information, please contact Platts Sales, or visit Market Data – Metals

Archive Access

Gain access to past articles from back issues of Platts Metals Daily. This valuable resource will allow you to search for and analyze useful information and create your own customized reference on issues that interest you. You'll always find what you're looking for, because our archives are easily searchable -- just enter key words, company names, a date range, or an industry, and specify which publications you wish to search.

Multiple-user subscriptions

Many clients purchase multiple subscriptions to ensure their entire staff has access to Platts information. We'll work with you to ensure our distribution methods meet your specific needs. For details, contact your nearest Platts office.





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