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Global zinc short-term outlook July 2016

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Report summary

The tightening of the concentrate market has inspired investors to build long positions in zinc pushing the price to its highest level for 12 months and at one point some 42% higher than the end of 2015

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Supply-demand balances
  • Demand
  • Supply

Tables and charts

This report includes 25 images and tables including:

Images

  • Investor interest drives zinc price higher
  • Money managers positions as a % of open interest in May
  • Money managers positions as a % of open interest in July
  • Exchange stocks drift lower
  • Chinese imports of concentrate fall to their lowest level since April 2013
  • Global manufacturing PMI ticks higher
  • Galvanized sheet shipments set to soften in H2?
  • Chinese housing starts, sales and completions are peaking
  • Chinese sources of concentrate
  • Index of monthly Chinese mine production
  • Chinese indexed monthly production

Tables

  • 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
  • Concentrate Balances
  • Zinc mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
  • Zinc smelter 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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