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Global zinc short-term outlook April 2016

Global zinc short-term outlook April 2016

Report summary

Further indications of the tightening of the concentrate market have emerged this month with spot treatment charges slipping from $130/t to $125/t this month. 

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This report includes 2 file(s)

  • Global zinc short-term outlook April 2016 PDF - 518.17 KB 28 Pages, 14 Tables, 5 Figures
  • Data Tables Zinc STO April 2016.xls XLS - 290.00 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 Short 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.

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  • Executive summary
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Market Developments
  • Demand
    • Global
    • Europe
    • China
      • Galvanized sheet and metallic coated sheet production
  • Supply
    • Concentrate market

In this report there are 19 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Zinc key forecasts
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Zinc outperforms base metals complex in Q1
    • Exchange stocks have yet to reach the pinch point
    • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Demand
    • Manufacturing is expanding in most major European economies
    • Infrastructure fixed asset investment surges in March
    • Demand: Table 1
    • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Supply
    • Chinese arbitrage adjusted spot TC has fallen sharply in 2016
    • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
    • Concentrate balance
    • Supply: Table 3
    • Supply: Table 4
    • Supply: Table 5
    • Supply: Table 6
    • Supply: Table 7
    • Supply: Table 8
    • Supply: Table 9
    • Supply: Table 10
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