At around 11.04 AM, Nifty Metal was trading at 5,157.75 down by 88.20 points or 1.68%. The index has touched an intraday high and low of 5,164.50 and 5,040.20 respectively.
The Adani Group's flagship company was the only gainer on Nifty Metal surging by more than 1%.
On the contrary, Tata Steel led the losses, plunging by 3.4% followed by SAIL and Hindalco diving by 2.7% each. JSPL dips by nearly 2%.
Vedanta, MOIL and Coal India slipped by 1.4% each. NMDC and Ratnamani fell by around 1% each.
Stocks like Welspun Corp, JSW Steel, NALCO and APL Apollo shed between 0.5-1%. Hindustan Zinc was marginally down.
At the Shanghai Future Exchange, overnight, Copper declined 2.77%, aluminium contracted 2.74%, zinc fell 3.51%, tin skid 2.73%, lead shed 0.71% and nickel dipped 4.13%. Meanwhile, at the London Metal Exchange, Nickel plummeted 3.72% to lead the losses, zinc slipped 3.04%, aluminium shed 1.48%, copper weakened 3.29%, lead was lower by 1.12% and tin dived 1.81%.