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Global zinc short-term outlook October 2017

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Report summary

The ongoing battle between long and short position holders helped propel the zinc price to a fresh high in October

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Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 24 images and tables including:


  • Stocks tick higher in October
  • Cancelled warrants are cancelled
  • Arbitrage draws metal into China
  • Global PMIs for manufacturing point to synchronised growth
  • European recovery gains momentum across sectors
  • Demand: Image 3
  • Demand: Image 4
  • Index of monthly Chinese mine production
  • Index of monthly reported Chinese smelter production
  • Supply: Image 1


  • Zinc key forecasts
  • Treatment charges $/t of concentrate
  • 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)
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 1
  • Demand: Table 1
  • Key indicators of zinc consumption
  • Glencore market position (100% except Antamina JV)
  • Supply: Table 3

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