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Global zinc long-term outlook Q1 2017

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29 March 2017

Global zinc long-term outlook Q1 2017

Report summary

The Global Zinc Metal Market Long-term Outlook provides the latest update of detailed supply and demand analysis and price forecasts for the zinc market out to 2035. In the medium to long term, the key issue is whether the zinc mining industry will be able to develop sufficient new mine capacity to offset scheduled mine closures and the incremental increase in global demand. This structural issue has been exacerbated by the decision of Glencore, the world's largest zinc miner to cut production which is likely to force smelters to cut production also.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • Overview
      • China
      • Japan
      • Although the Japanese Government's "Abenomics" economic strategy has been in place for four years Japan remains the weakest performing of the developed economies. Japan's private sector has proved reluctant to making domestic investments, while wages and private consumption remain moribund. Nevertheless, the general pick up in the global economy since the middle of 2016 has buoyed Japan and its manufacturing sector in particular which has been helped in export markets by the weak yen.
      • India
      • Europe
      • USA
      • First use
      • End use
    • Mine Production
      • Overview
      • Africa
      • Asia
    • Zinc market dynamic
      • Exchange stocks and price

Tables and charts

This report includes 36 images and tables including:

  • Manufacturing PMIs point to expansion
  • Global slab zinc consumption by region
  • Global slab zinc consumption by region
  • Global slowdown a risk
  • China totally dominates global zinc consumption
  • Chinese per capita consumption will not track Japan and South Korea
  • Asia (ex-China) consumption
  • European zinc consumption will stagnate
  • Most European economies have reached a high level of per-capita zinc consumption
  • Turkey is forecast to become Europe's largest zinc consumer
  • Global first use consumption for zinc
  • Global zinc consumption by end use
  • World capability forecasts by region and global market adjustment
  • African zinc mine production
  • Asian zinc mine production
  • Supply: Table 4
  • Supply: Table 5
  • Supply: Table 6
  • Supply: Table 7
  • Supply: Table 8
  • Supply: Table 9
  • Supply: Table 10
  • Supply: Table 11
  • Supply: Table 12
  • Supply: Table 13
  • Supply: Table 14
  • Supply: Table 15
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  • Supply: Table 17
  • Supply: Table 18
  • Supply: Table 19
  • Supply: Table 20
  • Supply: Table 21
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 1
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 2
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 3

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Slide Pack Zinc LTO Q1 2017.pdf

    PDF 853.74 KB

  • Document

    Zinc Tables LTO Q1 2017.pdf

    PDF 2.00 MB

  • Document

    Demand analysis zinc LTO Q1 2017.xls

    XLS 1.45 MB

  • Document

    Demand main changes zinc LTO Q1 2017.xls

    XLS 243.50 KB

  • Document

    Production rankings zinc LTO Q1 2017.xls

    XLS 156.50 KB

  • Document

    Equity Production zinc LTO Q1 2017.xls

    XLS 5.77 MB

  • Document

    Supply main changes zinc LTO Q1 2017.xls

    XLS 187.00 KB

  • Document

    Mine analysis zinc LTO Q1 2017.xls

    XLS 2.37 MB

  • Document

    Smelter analysis zinc LTO Q1 2017.xls

    XLS 3.21 MB

  • Document

    Market balance and prices zinc LTO Q1 2017.xls

    XLS 614.00 KB

  • Document

    Global zinc long-term outlook Q1 2017

    PDF 5.87 MB

  • Document

    Global zinc long-term outlook Q1 2017

    ZIP 11.36 MB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 58.24 KB

  • Document

    Demand

    PDF 1.70 MB

  • Document

    Supply

    PDF 3.97 MB

  • Document

    Supply-demand balances

    PDF 219.96 KB

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