02 May 2013 10:23 [Source: ICIS news]
On 1 May, NYMEX WTI crude futures closed at $91.03/bbl, down by $2.43/bbl from 30 April.
China's National Bureau of statistics released its preliminary April purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China with a reading of 50.6, down by 0.3 points from March.
September LLDPE futures, the most actively traded contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), closed at yuan (CNY) 9,795/tonne ($1,588/tonne), down by CNY165/tonne from the previous settlement price of CNY9,960/tonne on 26 April.
Around 1.03m tonnes of LLDPE, or 413,132 contracts, were traded for delivery in September, according to the DCE data.
($1 = CNY6.17)
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