After the astounding victory of President-elect Donald Trump last election, there has been an equal astonishment on the rise of copper prices since June 2015.

Trump stood by his platform to renovate and reinvent America as he wants to make America great again; his focus is on the overhauling of infrastructures, roads, airports, ports and other future projects. A proposed budget of $1 trillion over the decade is set for the recreation of the great America he visions. However, an expected $3.3 trillion budget is at stake for all the reconstructing and repair, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The immediate effect of Trump’s victory is reflected by an 11% advancement on copper’s prices.  Copper escalated to $2.734 last Friday, an increase that was last seen June of last year and an overall increase with its weekly rise long since 1980.

China’s building frenzy

China also rose with their infrastructural and industrial development. A 6.1% year-on-year gain on industrial productions was seen on October, a near outcome of the expected 6.2% increase. Just this year, a $1.4 trillion budget was allotted for road, railways, bridges, telecom networks and other industrial infrastructure as opposed to the boastful $1 trillion budget of President-elect Trump.

The ongoing spending on the widening economy and bigger industrial and infrastructural shows no signs of slowing down, and a growing increase in demands of other metals joins the fast pacing current.

The building extravaganza of China, having the second largest economy and world’s biggest consumer, also heightens other base metals such as zinc- giving it a 5.5% rise to $2,607.00 per ton. Meanwhile nickel increased 0.5% to $11,260.00 per ton and lead rose 4% to 2,195.00 per ton.


The future of copper

The New York Mercantile Exchange on copper jumped 1.51% for deliveries in December. Trades had been dwindling around $2.4710 to $2.5990 in recent days. Copper being one of the most crucial components to some buildings, power generators, and transmissions, not to mention one of the key recipes for our daily electronics and consumer gadgets.

Gold’s prices continue to fluctuate

Market players continue to downplay the prices of gold hitting a more than five-month low. Comex delivery for gold slid to a horrific $2.50 or 0.2%, hitting $1,212.0 per oz last June.

Other commodities such as aluminum and tin are joining the sinking ship as aluminum prices fell 0.6% to $1,735.00 a ton and tin no falling shortly behind with a 2.7% to $20,830.00 a ton.

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