The base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) closed lower mostly on Tuesday.
The three-month unofficial copper price dropped 105 U.S. dollars, or 1.79 percent, to 5,759 U.S. dollars per tonne.
The three-month unofficial aluminium price increased 5 U.S. dollars, or 0.28 percent, to 1,776.5
U.S. dollars a tonne.
The three-month unofficial lead price lost 28 U.S. dollars, or 1.59 percent, to 1,728 U.S. dollars a tonne.
Besides, the three-month unofficial zinc price lost 11 U.S. dollars, or 0.55 percent, to 2,006 U.S. dollars a tonne.
The three-month unofficial nickel price lost 250 U.S. dollars, or 1.80 percent, to 13,675 U.S. dollars a tonne.
The three-month unofficial tin price lost 150 U.S. dollars, or 0.86 percent, to 17,275 U.S. dollars a tonne.