The Central Reserve Bank (BCR) raised its copper price projections for this year and the next one, after analyzing the decline in trade tensions between the United States and China.
"The lower commercial tensions between the United States and China may favor the evolution of the prices of our export commodities," BCR Governor Julio Velarde
expressed while presenting the Inflation Report-December 2019.
According to the latest report, BCR expects for the closing of 2019 a copper
price of US$2.73 per pound, higher than the estimate in the Inflation Report of September (US$2.71).
Likewise, the issuing entity revised upwards the red metal
price projection for 2020, raising it from US$2.62 per pound (September) to US$2.77 (December).
The BCR has also projections for different metals such as: zinc
(from US$1.14 to US$1.16) and gold
(US$1,393 to US$1,394 per ounce), while maintaining its forecast for lead (US$0.91).
Furthermore, in its estimates for 2020, the monetary authority maintains the projection for zinc
(US$1.03), but revised down the prices of: lead (from US$94 to US$88) and gold
(from US$1,495 to US$1,480 per ounce).