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Global zinc short-term outlook July 2021

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30 July 2021

Global zinc short-term outlook July 2021

Report summary

After spending much of July trading in a range of $2900-2950/t, dollar weakness and other macro-economic factors in the final days of the month gave the price a boost and saw it break resistance at $3000/t. Read further in our latest Global zinc short-term outlook for details on: The impact of China's State Reserve Bureau metal sales The latest developments in US and Chinese demand The state of the concentrate market News on a major new smelter expansion project and "green zinc"

Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 19 images and tables including:

  • Shanghai zinc price shrugs off SRB sales and stocks remain at low levels
  • Power shortages mute seasonal bounce in Chinese smelter production
  • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Trade volumes may have peaked in May
  • With sales back to normal the release of pent-up demand by the easing of the chip shortage may be modest
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Chinese concentrate imports (kt gross weight concentrate)
  • Annual concentrate balances
  • Mine disruption allowance breakdown
  • Zinc mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
  • Index of Chinese smelter production
  • Odda has a very low carbon footprint
  • 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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