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Global zinc short-term outlook December 2020

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The zinc prices is on course to end 2020 over $1000/t above its March lows, despite the severe contraction in global demand outside China. Encouraging news on vaccines and expectations that stimulus measures by governments around the world will stimulate metal demand is set to help support investor's enthusiasm for base metals and the zinc price is forecast remain close to current levels in 2021.

Table of contents

  • Market Developments
  • Global
  • China
  • USA
  • Concentrate market
  • Mine production
  • Mine production news
  • Smelter production
  • Smelter production news

Tables and charts

This report includes 16 images and tables including:

  • Base metals set to end 2020 on a high
  • Indicative China spot TC slides further in December
  • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • China's manufactruing sector continues to expand
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Concentrate balances
  • 2021 and 2022 zinc mine capability forecast vs 2021
  • Mine disruption allowance breakdown
  • Zinc mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
  • Global zinc consumption - (kt Zn)
  • Global zinc mine production (kt Zn)
  • Global zinc smelter production (kt Zn)
  • Zinc stocks, prices and premiums
  • Chinese trade data (kt)
  • Global slab zinc supply/demand balance (kt)

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