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Global zinc short-term outlook May 2017

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Uncertainty surrounding the US administration and the Chinese economy rattled financial markets and pressured the zinc price lower. The price weakness coincided with early indications of the tightening of the refined market in the form of further falls in exchange stocks and jumps in Chinese imports of refined zinc and premiums.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Supply-demand balances
  • Demand
  • Supply

Tables and charts

This report includes 22 images and tables including:

Images

  • Exchange stocks need to fall to below ten days of consumption before price volatility emerges...
  • ...and backwardations are sustained
  • Exchange stocks continue to slide
  • With sales of new homes outstripping completions, (FS) floor space inventories are being depleted
  • Minimal growth potential for galvanized sheet in 2017
  • Chinese sources of concentrate imports
  • Index of monthly Chinese mine production

Tables

  • Zinc key forecasts
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • Concentrate Balances
  • Zinc mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
  • Lombador Phase II and total Neves Corvo reserve and resource estimates
  • Zinc smelter capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
  • Global zinc consumption - (kt Zn)
  • Global zinc mine production (kt Zn)
  • Supply: Table 8
  • Zinc stocks, prices and premiums
  • Chinese trade data (kt)
  • Global slab zinc supply/demand balance (kt)
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 1
  • Demand: Table 1
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption

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