New Delhi:  Select base metal prices rose by Rs 2 per kg in the local non-ferrous metal market on Tuesday largely in tandem with a firming global trend.

Increased demand from consuming industries also supported the uptrend in select base metals.

Trading sentiment in select base metals bolstered after copper climbed in global markets as an expansion in China's manufacturing raised hopes that demand for industrial metals will increase in the world's second-largest economy.
    
Meanwhile, copper for three-month rose by 1.3 per cent to USD 7,697 a tonne, the highest price since December 12, on the London Metal Exchange.
    
In the national capital, copper mixed scrap rose by Rs 2 to Rs 387, while zinc ingot, lead ingot and lead imported strengthened by the same margin to Rs 127-133.50, Rs 134 and Rs 132 per kg, respectively.
    
The following are metal rates (in Rs per kg):
    
Zinc ingot 127-133.50, nickel plate (4x4) 1,067-1,069, gun metal scrap 226, bell metal scrap 228, copper mixed scrap 387, chadri deshi 285.

Lead ingot 134, lead imported 132, aluminium ingots 125, sheet cutting 127, aluminium wire scrap 131 and aluminium utensils scrap 126.

(Agencies)