Nickel logs hefty rise as LME base metals trade up 12.4%

Jan 08, 2013 | 12:30 PM | Janie Davies

Tags  LME, London Metal Exchange, aluminium, nickel, copper, zinc, lead, tin gold

LONDON — London Metal Exchange base metals futures trading volumes rose 12.4 percent in 2012 compared with the previous year, with nickel contracts recording the largest percentage increase with a gain of 38.6 percent.

Total base metals futures contract trading volumes reached 154 million lots. Volume increases were seen in nickel, which rose to 8.06 million lots; copper, up 3.9 percent to 38.5 million lots; zinc, up 34.5 percent to 29.6 million lots; and lead, up....

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