Prices of minerals have a better start, compares with the end of 2011. However, a lower value compared with the beginning of the year. Base metals and silver have fallen from last year, but gold rose.
This is the first working day of 2012, the price of $ 8.79 per pound lead us fine, much lower than the beginning of 2011, as quoted us $ 12.31. Decline in value was 29% as the decline of U.S. $ 3.52.
In the case of zinc, starting 2012 with a value of U.S. $ 0.82 a pound fines, years ago, was at U.S. $ 1.12, bringing the decline was from $ U.S. 30 cents (27%). Meanwhile, less than 30 December 2011, when the U.S. valued at $ 0.87.
Copper fell about a dollar a year, it is in $ U.S. 3.47 per pound of good and last year came to $, we 4.42 which means a reduction of U.S. $ 95 cents.