State Reserve Bureau (SRB) bought 100,000 tonnes each of
refined zinc and aluminum Friday.
The zinc prices averaged 16,000
yuan ($2,564) per tonne, topping at 16,010 yuan ($2,566), state
media reported, while the aluminum prices were between 15,737
and 15,757 yuan ($2,522 to $2,526) per tonne.
The SRB recently bought other metals, suggesting that the
government wants to underpin market sentiment.
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Metal