Sept 28 (Reuters) - Copper prices declined on Thursday as a firm dollar and rising inventories in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses weighed on the market.

Three-month copper on the LME fell 0.5% to $8,073.50 per metric ton by 0431 GMT, while the most-traded November copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange declined 0.2% to 67,070 yuan ($9,177.86) a ton.

The U.S. dollar index hovered around the highest level since Nov. 30, making the greenback-priced metals more expensive to holders of other currencies.

Copper stockpiles in LME-registered warehouses have nearly tripled since July to 167,850 tons, the highest since May 2022.

LME nickel declined 0.6% to $18,890 a ton, having hit the lowest since July 2022 of $18,555 a ton in the previous session. Inventories in LME warehouses jumped to 41,628 tons, the highest since April 19.

LME aluminium eased 0.1% to $2,236.50 a ton, lead shed 0.3% to $2,147, tin edged down 0.1% to $25,620, while zinc rose 0.3% to $2,483.50.

SHFE zinc fell 0.6% to 21,470 yuan, lead declined 0.9% to 16,555 yuan, tin shed 1.3% to 217,330 yuan, while aluminium rose 0.2% to 19,425 yuan and nickel advanced 0.2% to 152,240 yuan.

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($1 = 7.3078 yuan) (Reporting by Mai Nguyen in Hanoi; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)