Market volatility, what rocks the boat for smelters?

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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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  • Copper smelters: effects over costs
  • Copper smelters: effects over revenue
  • Zinc smelters: effects over costs
  • Zinc smelters: effects over revenue
  • Copper smelter cost breakdown, 2014
  • Zinc smelter cost breakdown, 2014
  • Copper smelter revenue breakdown, 2014
  • Zinc smelter revenue breakdown, 2014
  • Copper smelter energy breakdown, 2014
  • Zinc smelter energy breakdown, 2014


  • Market volatility, what rocks the boat for smelters?: Table 1
  • Copper smelters revenue scenarios>
  • Zinc smelters revenue scenarios

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