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Global zinc short-term outlook February 2018

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Report summary

The zinc market was roiled by the turmoil in global equity markets earlier this month. However, although the prices of zinc and the other metals fell, unlike equities the LME metals regained most, if not all, of their lost ground.

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This report includes 23 images and tables including:


  • Price dip viewed as a buying opportunity amongst investors
  • Base metals shake off impact of equity market turmoil
  • Exchange stocks were little changed in February
  • Sources of Chinese zinc imports
  • PMIs for manufacturing point to good H1 for global economy
  • Has the pace of economic growth peaked in Europe?
  • US Commerce Department tariffs and quotas options
  • Demand: Image 4
  • The downturn in automotive output will have a greater impact on galvanized sheet than tariffs and quotas


  • Zinc key forecasts
  • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Galvanized sheet and metallic coated sheet production
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Supply: Table 2
  • 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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