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Global zinc short-term outlook March 2016

Global zinc short-term outlook March 2016

Report summary

With this year's annual treatment charge terms set some $42/t lower than 2015, the industry consensus points to a significant tightening of the concentrate market this years

What's included?

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  • Global zinc short-term outlook March 2016 PDF - 656.29 KB 28 Pages, 17 Tables, 6 Figures
  • Data Tables Zinc STO March 2016.xls XLS - 293.50 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
      • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Demand
    • Global
    • China
  • Supply
    • Concentrate market

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

  • Executive summary
    • Zinc key forecasts
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Base metals move higher in March
    • If spreads widen prices are likely to retreat
    • Supply-demand balances: Table 1
  • Demand
    • Manufacturing PMIs point to loss of growth momentum
    • Regional changes to forecast for 2015-2017
    • Comparison of global forecasts
    • Demand: Table 1
    • Demand: Table 2
  • Supply
    • Chinese sources of concentrate imports
    • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
    • Supply: Table 2
    • Supply: Table 3
    • Supply: Table 4
    • Supply: Table 5
    • Supply: Table 6
    • Supply: Table 7
    • Supply: Table 8
    • Supply: Table 9
    • Supply: Table 10
    • Supply: Table 11
    • Supply: Table 12
    • Supply: Table 13
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