metal tariffs in December 2020

Copper, steel, aluminum, stainless steel, gold, silver, iron, zinc, lead and scrap metal: find up-to-date metal prices and price history.

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Many commodities are listed on the stock exchange, and metal prices are often very volatile. For precious metals such as gold or silver, the benchmark listing is that of the London Bullion Market Association (LMBA), which establishes “fixings” twice a day. Transactions in so-called “non-ferrous” metals (aluminum, copper, lead and zinc) mainly pass through the London Metal Exchange (LME), which represents 80% of world trade. Steel, stainless steel or scrap metal are not traded on the stock exchange and are traded by contracts between buyers and sellers, or through traders. Find below all the metal prices updated each month.

Metal prices in December 2020

MétalPrix
Acier0,439 €/kg
Inox1,965 €/kg
Aluminium1,535 €/kg
Or57 €/g
Argent0,7 €/g
Cuivre5,707 €/kg
Fer0,102 €/kg
Plomb1,51 €/kg
Zinc2,075 €/kg
Ferraille0,185 €/kg

What is the price of a kilo of copper?

In October 2020, the price of iron stood at $ 120 per tonne, down 3.2% over one month and up 35.3% over one year.

cuivre
Le prix du cuivre depuis janvier 2006.  © JDN

Copper is the third most widely used metal in the world after iron and aluminum. It is also one of the oldest to have been exploited by man, with the earliest copper objects dating back more than 7,000 years. A reddish metal, copper is an excellent thermal and electrical conductor. Like gold and silver, it is ductile and easily malleable. Copper is highly prized in the electrical and electronic industry: manufacturing cables, batteries, electronic circuits, but also in piping, transport, or the manufacture of coins. Copper is also widely used in alloys like bronze or brass. The price of copper is particularly sensitive to economic conditions and can undergo sudden variations. The copper price shown is taken from World Bank statistics for a grade A copper wire or cathode at 99.9935% purity.

What is the price of stainless steel per kilo?

In July 2020, the price of stainless steel stood at $ 2,312 per tonne, up 0.8% over one month and down 2.9% over one year.

inox
Le cours de l’inox depuis juin 2013.  © JDN

Stainless steel (common name for stainless steel) is a steel alloy (iron and carbon) to which chromium has been added to a level of at least 10.5%. It is the formation of a layer of chromium oxide on the surface of the steel which gives it its resistance to corrosion. It can sometimes be enriched with nickel or molybdenum to increase its anti-corrosion character. Stainless steel is used in the manufacture of automobile parts, knives, household appliances, construction, the food and petrochemical industry, as well as for medical applications. The price indicated is a composite price calculated by MEPS, the world leader in steel market analysis, from type 304 stainless steel in three regions (Europe, Asia, North America) .See the dossier maybe treasures

What is the price of aluminum?

In October 2020, the price of aluminum stood at $ 1,806 per tonne, up 3.6% over one month and 4.6% over one year.

aluminium
Le cours de l’aluminium depuis janvier 2006. © JDN

Aluminum is a metal made from the ore of bauxite. Lightweight, malleable and ductile (ability to stretch without breaking), it is very popular in the automotive, electromechanical, packaging and aeronautic industries. It is also used as a catalyst and as an additive in chemistry. Excellent conductor, aluminum tends more and more to replace copper, more expensive and heavier, for electric cables.

Since the manufacture of aluminum requires a large amount of energy, its price is closely linked to that of oil. In addition to the price paid to foundries and traders, an “ingot premium” must be added, which covers transport and insurance costs. The aluminum price shown here is taken from World Bank statistics, based on figures from the London Metal Exchange (LME), for an aluminum ingot with a minimum purity of 99.7%.

What is the price of gold?

In October 2020, the price of gold stood at $ 1,900 per ounce, down 1.1% over one month and up 27.1% over one year.

or
Le cours de l’or depuis janvier 2006.  © JDN

Gold is listed on the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), the main exchange for physical gold in the world. More than half of world demand (4,080 tonnes in 2013) is absorbed by jewelry, 10% by industry, 10% by central banks, the rest being “investment”. In recent years, India and China have taken a preponderant place in the market and accounted for 54% of world demand in 2013. The price of gold is also strongly influenced by speculation and the price of the dollar (the more the the greenback rises, the more the price of gold falls).

Due to its unalterable nature and its rarity, the yellow metal has always played a role of safe haven for investors and small savers. Unlike money, it cannot be devalued or swallowed up in a bank’s failure. In the event of a risk of inflation, the price of gold therefore tends to increase. Investing in physical gold also allows you to diversify your investments in a medium that does not depend directly on the financial markets. The gold price shown here is taken from World Bank statistics, compiled from figures from the London afternoon fixing, for 99.5% fine gold.

What is the price of silver?

In October 2020, the price of silver stood at $ 24 per ounce, down 5.9% on a month-to-month basis and up 37.3% year on year.

argent
Le cours de l’argent depuis janvier 2006. © JDN

After gold, silver is the second most traded precious metal in the markets. This white metal is used for the manufacture of jewelry and everyday objects such as cutlery, but also in the form of an alloy to improve the hardness of a particular metal. Money is also sought after by the electronics industry (batteries, batteries, computers, telephones, etc.), for photovoltaic panels, water purification and pharmaceuticals. Half of the demand is thus absorbed for industrial uses. Silver is also an investment value just like gold. The price curves of the two metals generally follow parallel paths. The silver price shown here is taken from World Bank statistics, compiled from figures from the London Afternoon Fixing, for 99.9% refined silver.

What is the price of iron?

In October 2020, the price of iron stood at $ 120 per tonne, down 3.2% over one month and up 35.3% over one year.

fer
Le prix du fer depuis janvier 2006.  © JDN

The abundance of supply and the slowdown in demand are driving prices down. While prices had tripled between 2006 and 2011, they have since fallen practically to their pre-crisis level. China, Australia and Brazil are the main producing countries. Iron is the most widely used metal in the world and one of the most abundant on earth. Most iron ore is used in blast furnaces for the manufacture of steel or cast iron. The iron price shown here is taken from World Bank statistics, for iron ore imported from China (the market benchmark), at a minimum grade of 62%.

What is the price of lead?

In October 2020, the price of lead stood at $ 1,776 per tonne, down 5.2% over one month and 18.7% over one year.

plomb
Le prix du plomb depuis janvier 2006. © JDN

Lead is a soft, heavy and very malleable non-ferrous metal. It is mainly used in the manufacture of electric cells and batteries, the manufacture of ammunition, the sheaths of electric cables, or in the form of lead oxide in glass or cathode ray tubes. Because of its resistance to X and radioactive radiation, lead is also used in radiology and the atomic industry. This metal has long been a material of choice in piping, but was banned in 1995 for pipelines due to its toxicity. The lead price shown here is taken from World Bank statistics, compiled from London Metal Exchange (LME) figures, for lead refined to 99.97% minimum.

What is the price of zinc?

In October 2020, the price of zinc stood at $ 2,441 per tonne, down 0.1% on one month and 0.4% on one year.

zinc
Le prix du zinc depuis janvier 2006. © JDN

Zinc is a blue-gray metal. About half of the production goes to galvanizing, a treatment that involves coating another metal with a layer of zinc in order to make it resistant to corrosion. The other main use is its use in alloys like brass (combined with copper), used in automobiles, household appliances or electrical components. Zinc is finally used in the form of oxide in the chemical industry, for example to reinforce and protect rubbers and plastics, in paints or pharmaceutical products. The zinc price shown here is taken from World Bank statistics, compiled from London Metal Exchange (LME) figures, for zinc with a minimum purity of 99.95%.

What is the price of steel?

In July 2020, the price of steel stood at 517 dollars per tonne, down 1.1% on a month and 13% on a year.

acier
Le prix de l’acier depuis février 2014. © JDN

An alloy made up of iron and carbon, steel is one of the most widely used metals in the world. Industrial steel comes in two main forms: long products (bars, tubes, wires, etc.), used in construction, mechanical engineering and energy, and flat products (plates, sheets, coils. ..), used in particular in the automotive industry, packaging, appliances, construction or heavy machinery. Its price is very dependent on the economic situation and industrial demand. The price indicated is a composite price calculated by MEPS, the world leader in steel market analysis, from long and flat products over three regions (Europe, Asia, North America).

Quel est le prix de la ferraille ?

En novembre 2020, le prix de la ferraille broyée (type E40) s’établit à 185 euros la tonne, stable sur un mois et en baisse de 2,6% sur un an.

ferraille
Le prix moyen de la ferraille depuis janvier 2009.  © JDN
  1. Le prix de la vieille ferraille d’épaisseur inférieure à 6 mm (type E1C) s’établit à 170 euros la tonne, stable sur un mois et en baisse de 5,6% sur un an.
  2. Le prix de la vieille ferraille d’épaisseur supérieure à 6 mm (type E3) s’établit à 183 euros la tonne, stable sur un mois et en hausse de 4,6% sur un an.
  3. Le prix des tournures d’aciers (type E5M) s’établit à 140 euros, stable sur un mois et en baisse de 3,4% sur un an.
  4. Le prix des chutes neuves de ferraille d’épaisseur inférieure à 3 mm (type E8) s’établit à 183 euros, stable sur un mois et en baisse de 3,2% sur un an.
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