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This report includes 24 images and tables including:


  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Concentrate Balances
  • Demand: Table 1
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Supply: Table 3
  • Supply: Table 4
  • Global zinc consumption - (kt Zn)
  • Supply: Table 6
  • Global zinc smelter production (kt Zn)
  • Supply: Table 8
  • Chinese trade data (kt)
  • Global slab zinc supply/demand balance (kt)


  • August and September are popular months for delivering zinc into New Orleans
  • Exchange stocks are not yet at critically low levels
  • The zinc price breaks away from the other metals
  • Falling prices prompt galvanized sheet production cuts by CISA members
  • Chinese automotive production growth slowing
  • Japanese brass production has been hit by falling automotive output
  • Index of smelter income from imported concentrate
  • Index of smelter income from domestic concentrate
  • Chinese sources of concentrate imports
  • Index of monthly Chinese mine production

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