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Global zinc short-term outlook July 2022

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29 July 2022

Global zinc short-term outlook July 2022

Report summary

After dropping by $900/t from the high in early-June, the zinc price stabilised at just under $3000/t in July as financial markets calmed. This was despite the outlook for the global economy looking increasingly gloomy. Despite the retreat in the zinc price, the refined zinc market remains fundamentally tight, the cash to three months backwardation has persisted and exchange stocks continue to drift lower.

Table of contents

  • Market Developments
  • China
  • USA
  • Japan
    • China concentrate markets
    • Current mine developments
    • Project development
    • Corporate activity
    • Smelter production
    • Current smelter developments
    • Smelter News

Tables and charts

This report includes 20 images and tables including:

  • Backwardation survives price plunge
  • Exchange stocks drifting lower
  • Premiums still at all-time highs
  • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Manufacturing PMI trends
  • US housing starts and completions
  • Galvanized sheet and metallic coated sheet production
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Comparison of revenue from different treatment charges
  • Chinese concentrate imports (kt gross weight concentrate)
  • Mine disruption allowance breakdown
  • Zinc mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
  • Index of Chinese smelter production
  • Global refined 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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