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Global zinc long-term outlook Q4 2016

Global zinc long-term outlook Q4 2016

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 near to medium term the critical issue for the market is the timing of the return to full production of major zinc mines owned by Glencore. In 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. 

What's included?

This report includes 10 file(s)

  • Slide Pack Zinc LTO Q4 2016.pdf PDF - 2.25 MB
  • Zinc Tables LTO Q4 2016.pdf PDF - 2.01 MB
  • Demand analysis zinc LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 1.49 MB
  • Demand main changes zinc LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 254.50 KB
  • Production rankings zinc LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 145.00 KB
  • Equity Production zinc LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 5.77 MB
  • Supply main changes zinc LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 201.50 KB
  • Mine analysis zinc LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 2.38 MB
  • Smelter analysis zinc LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 3.11 MB
  • Market balance and prices zinc LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 627.00 KB


As global demand weakens and commodity prices fall, we're seeing a challenging environment in the metals and mining industry. Mining companies are increasingly coming under pressure to reduce operating costs, causing many to shift their strategic planning, delay new investments and look to long-term future growth.

This Zinc Long Term Outlook report provides a detailed breakdown of global supply and demand balances in this market, as well as price forecasts.

Mining companies, investment banks and investors can use this report to understand the future direction of the ferrous and base metals market. It will also help you assess the impact of key industry issues and events on market balances and pricing.

From acquisitions to investments, Wood Mackenzie helps you plan, forecast and benchmark in the metals markets. Our proprietary database and analyst expertise combines robust production, consumption and pricing data with detailed analysis to identify market opportunities.

We give you a holistic view of the ferrous and base metals markets so you have the confidence to make strategic decisions.

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