Yanting Zhou

Senior Consultant, Base Metals Markets


  • Asia
  • China
  • Copper markets

Specialising in the unique challenges of Asian metals markets, Yanting has deep experience in metals demand modelling of copper, aluminium and steel.

Based in Beijing, Yanting's knowledge of metals end use markets in China extends to the property, electrical network, transportation, machinery and appliance sectors. Though she focuses on China's copper market, she has also accumulated an in-depth understanding of copper demand in all of Asia.

Yanting joined Wood Mackenzie in 2015 as a consultant in the Copper Markets team. Since then, she has expanded the coverage of the copper market service by building a bottom-up end-use demand model, and conducting primary research in China. She has also published several cross-metals research insights focused on metals demand from China's property market, and the Belt and Road initiative.

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Yanting worked as an analyst at Rio Tinto, where she assessed China's long-term growth potential of commodity demand based on research projects on property, land and the industrial sectors. She was also responsible for developing and maintaining the company's China steel demand model.


MS, Economics, Tufts University
BA, Economics, Nankai University