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Global zinc short-term outlook October 2016

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Report summary

Further tightening of the concentrate market was evident from spot treatment charges which moved sharply lower in October, with a $55-85/t trading range reported and we have set an indicative China spot TC of $70/t flat. Although there has been some price volatility this month, the market does seem to be setting a floor price for zinc around $2200/t. The price has now managed to remain above this level since the beginning of August. This price strength is despite exchange stocks moving up including a 16kt inflow of metal into the LME's New Orleans warehouses.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 21 images and tables including:


  • Latest rally seems more sustainable than those of 2014 and 2015
  • Cancelled warrants jump in October
  • PMIs point to expansion in manufacturing sector
  • Private sector fixed asset investment bottomed out?
  • Index of monthly Chinese mine production
  • Supply: Image 1
  • Chinese sources of concentrate imports


  • Zinc key forecasts
  • Galvanized sheet and metallic coated sheet production
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Zinc mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Zn)
  • Supply: Table 4
  • Supply: Table 5
  • Supply: Table 6
  • Supply: Table 7
  • Supply: Table 8
  • Supply: Table 9
  • Supply: Table 10
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 1
  • Supply: Table 1
  • Concentrate Balances

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