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Global zinc short-term outlook June 2016

Global zinc short-term outlook June 2016

Report summary

Despite the turmoil in financial markets, the zinc price has maintained its position as the best performing of the base metals in the first half of the year after climbing above $2100/t for the first time in 12 months. The price strength follows further evidence of a tightening of the concentrate market.

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  • Data Tables Zinc STO June 2016.xls XLS - 289.50 KB


As global demand weakens and commodity prices fall, we're seeing a challenging environment in the metals and mining industry. Mining companies are increasingly coming under pressure to reduce operating costs, causing many to shift their strategic planning, delay new investments and look to long-term future growth.

This Zinc Short Term Outlook report provides a detailed breakdown of global supply and demand balances in this market, as well as price forecasts.

Mining companies, investment banks and investors can use this report to understand the future direction of the ferrous and base metals market. It will also help you assess the impact of key industry issues and events on market balances and pricing.

From acquisitions to investments, Wood Mackenzie helps you plan, forecast and benchmark in the metals markets. Our proprietary database and analyst expertise combines robust production, consumption and pricing data with detailed analysis to identify market opportunities.

We give you a holistic view of the ferrous and base metals markets so you have the confidence to make strategic decisions.

  • Executive summary
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Market Developments
  • Demand
    • Global
  • Supply
    • Concentrate market
      • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
    • June mine production news
    • Smelter production news

In this report there are 23 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Zinc key forecasts
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Zinc hits fresh high and outperforms the rest of the LME metals
    • Chinese metal imports rise 46% year on year
    • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Demand
    • Demand: Image 1
    • Comparison of global forecasts
    • 2016 should be a good year for European automotive
    • Infrastructure investment sustains robust growth
    • Galvanized sheet and metallic coated sheet production
    • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Supply
    • Supply: Table 1
    • Concentrate Balances
    • Chinese sources of concentrate imports
    • Zinc mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
    • Woodlawn 2016 Reserves and resources
    • Chinese smelter production index
    • 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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