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Global zinc short-term outlook February 2019

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26 February 2019

Global zinc short-term outlook February 2019

Report summary

Severe floods in Queensland have disrupted concentrate flows from four major mines. The disruptions have the potential to result in production cuts at a number of major smelters around the world as scheduled shipments from the affected mines aren't delivered and arrangements for alternative supplies made. In volatile trading the price has swung from a low of $2600/t to almost $2800/t. Meanwhile, there has been no news of settlements for 2019 annual treatment charge contracts at the IZA conference in Arizona.

Table of contents

  • Market Developments
  • Global
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • Concentrate market
  • Mine production news
  • Smelter production news

Tables and charts

This report includes 20 images and tables including:

  • Rising investor interest helps to buoy zinc price
  • Day to day zinc price volatility has continued to rise in 2019
  • The re-emergence of backwardations have encouraged consumers to minimise zinc inventories
  • Galvanized sheet prices slide from recent highs
  • Weak domestic demand and falling exports undermine galvanized sheet production
  • PMIs point to further contractions in manufacturing activitiy
  • Galvanized sheet and metallic coated sheet production
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Concentrate balances
  • Zinc mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
  • Iscaycruz reserves and resources
  • Paguanta resources
  • 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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