New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) Prices of copper and nickel strengthened by up to Rs 3 at the non-ferrous metal market today on increased buying by stockists, driven by rising demand from consuming industries.

Traders said, increased stockists’ buying on the back of surging demand from consuming industries at domestic spot market, mainly helped copper and nickel prices to trade higher.

In the national capital, copper mixed scrap and nickel plate (4×4) advanced by Rs 2 and Rs 3 to Rs 424 and Rs 835-840 per kg, respectively.

Following are today’s metal rates (in Rs per kg): Zinc ingot Rs 126-132, nickel plate (4×4) Rs 835-840, gun metal scrap Rs 227, bell metal scrap Rs 229, copper mixed scrap Rs 424, chadri deshi Rs 295.

Lead ingot Rs 125, lead imported Rs 132, aluminium ingots Rs 161, aluminium sheet cutting Rs 157, aluminium wire scrap Rs 157 and aluminium utensils scrap Rs 155.

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