Overnight, aluminium lost 2.1% and zinc was down by 1%, while nickel added nearly 1.2%.
Gold was relatively steady around $1265 an ounce. Copper was also slightly down, and lead was slightly up.
Oilprice.com reported that WTI crude oil was fractionally up overnight at $49.16 per barrel.
In softer commodities, cocoa decreased $7 per tonne or 0.37% to $1876/t yesterday from $1883/t in the previous trading session, tradingeconomics.com reported. Historically, cocoa reached an all-time high of $4361.58/t in July of 1977 and a record low of $211/t in July of 1965.
Coffee decreased 0.25c per pound or 0.19% to 129.50c/lb yesterday from 129.75c/lb in the previous trading session, tradingeconomics.com. Historically, coffee reached an all-time high of 339.86/lb in April of 1977 and a record low of 42.50/lb in October of 2001.
Palm Oil decreased to MYR2660 per tonne yesterday from MYR2664/t in the previous trading day, tradingeconomics.com reported. Historically, palm oil reached an all-time high of MYR4298/t in March of 2008 and a record low of MYR433/t in March of 1986.