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Global zinc short-term outlook March 2018

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Report summary

An unexpected rise in LME stocks and increased tensions surrounding international trade undermined the zinc price in March and it slid by 8% to a monthly low of $3214/t.

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  • Zinc market surprised by jump in LME stocks
  • Open interest is well below recent peaks
  • Regional changes to forecast
  • Changes to global forecast
  • US Commerce Department tariffs and quotas options
  • Origins of US galvanzed sheet imports
  • Tariffs are already helping to push galvanized sheet prices higher


  • Zinc key forecasts
  • Price forecasts and global quarterly supply and demand balance
  • Galvanized sheet and metallic coated sheet production
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Supply: Table 2
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