Prices of base metals were down on demand worries from the US, the world's second biggest metal consumer, following modest decrease in new orders for manufactured goods in the month of October.
Factory orders fell by 0.1% in October after surging up by 1.7% in September. Economists had expected orders to drop by 0.4%.
- Copper for February delivery slumped 1.60% to Rs435.70 per kilogram on the MCX.
- Aluminium for December delivery dropped 0.64% to Rs132.20 per kilogram on the MCX.
- Lead for December delivery slipped 0.28% to Rs161.40 per kilogram on the MCX.
- Zinc for December delivery dropped 0.51% to Rs203.70 per kilogram on the MCX.
- Nickel for December delivery plunged 1.90% to Rs718.40 per kilogram on the MCX.