Select base metal prices fell by up to Rs 5 per kg in the local non-ferrous metals market today on emergence of selling by stockists in line with a weak global trend.
Marketmen said stockists selling in line with a weak trend in base metals at the London Metal Exchange mainly influenced the sentiment.
Copper retreated 0.9 per cent to USD 8,308 a tonne on the London Metal Exchange.
In the national capital,zinc ingot and nickel (4×4) fell by Rs 2 and Rs 5 to Rs 107- 111 and Rs 1,030-1,033 per kg,respectively.
Copper mixed scrap,lead ingot and lead imported also traded lower by Rs 2 each to Rs 393 and Rs 133 and Rs 131 per kg,respectively.
The following are metal rates per kg: Zinc ingot 107-111, nickel plate (4×4) 1,030-1,033,gun metal scrap 227,bell metal scrap 229,copper mixed scrap 393,chadri deshi 285. Lead ingot 133,lead imported 131,aluminium ingots 127, sheet cutting 128,aluminium wire scrap 134 and aluminium utensils scrap 127.