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Market volatility, what rocks the boat for smelters?

Market volatility, what rocks the boat for smelters?

Report summary

Review of the potential impact of recent volatility in the energy, financial and metals markets on the conversion costs of copper and zinc smelters. Volatility in the metals markets has resulted in sizeable changes in metals prices and movements of this magnitude have a material impact on the revenues generated by copper and zinc smelters.

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  • Executive summary
  • Profitability elements in smelter economics
    • Conversion costs
      • Energy costs
    • Exchange rates
    • Revenue
    • Logistics costs
  • Conclusions

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Profitability elements in smelter economics
    • Copper smelter cost breakdown, 2014
    • Zinc smelter cost breakdown, 2014
    • Copper smelter energy breakdown, 2014
    • Zinc smelter energy breakdown, 2014
    • Copper smelter revenue breakdown, 2014
    • Zinc smelter revenue breakdown, 2014
    • Market volatility, what rocks the boat for smelters?: Table 1
    • Copper smelters revenue scenarios>
    • Zinc smelters revenue scenarios
  • Conclusions
    • Copper smelters: effects over costs
    • Copper smelters: effects over revenue
    • Zinc smelters: effects over costs
    • Zinc smelters: effects over revenue
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