Traders attributed the rise in copper and lead prices to pick up in demand from consuming industries and reports of firming global trend.

In the national capital, copper mixed scrap rose by Rs 2 to Rs 414 per kg.

Lead ingot and lead imported were also edged up by Re 1 each to Rs 103 and Rs 104 per kg respectively.

Following are Saturday's metal rates (in Rs per kg): Zinc ingot Rs 116-122, Nickel plate (4x4) Rs 1,056-1,061, Gun metal scrap Rs 227, Bell metal scrap Rs 229, Copper mixed scrap Rs 414, Chadri deshi Rs 285.

Lead ingot Rs 103, Lead imported Rs 104, Aluminium ingots Rs 156, Aluminium sheet cutting Rs 157, Aluminium wire scrap Rs 159 and Aluminium utensils scrap Rs 156.

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