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Global zinc short-term outlook February 2022

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The conflict in Ukraine had no impact on the zinc price which ended February at close to where it began the month at around $3640/t. This reflects Ukraine’s modest importance as a zinc consumer. With Ukraine’s 500kt of continuous galvanizing capacity being idled, the zinc normally destined for the country will be readily re-directed into the tight refined markets in other parts of the world. The more profound impacts for zinc will be indirect

Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 17 images and tables including:

  • Zinc shrugs off Russia/Ukraine conflict
  • Despite the seasonal rise in China, exchange stocks remain low
  • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Global trade has passed its peak, but is still above pre-pandemic levels
  • Europe's economy gains momentum in February
  • Galvanized sheet and metallic coated sheet production
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Annual concentrate balances
  • 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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