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Charting the Trade-War Fallout Through Commodities From Soy to Copper

Eddie van der Walt, Alex Longley
Charting the Trade-War Fallout Through Commodities From Soy to Copper

As the U.S.-China trade war heats up, the underbelly of commodity markets offers a slew of signals on the evolving consumer and industrial landscape. “The Chinese copper premium -- the surcharge paid over London Metal Exchange prices as it gets sold in the ports of the largest consuming nation -- has tumbled 14 percent since May,” Nugent said.