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Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma


Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma

Report summary

The reporting of conversion cost is different for each metal. This Insight defines a common basis whereby the conversion costs for zinc, copper and aluminium smelters can be compared. The effect of by-product and energy credits is also examined. The key drivers are highlighted, as are the effects these have on the conversion costs for the different metals smelting operations.

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This Metals Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the implications for those involved.

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  • Executive summary
  • Every smelter is not the same
  • Costs have risen, with aluminium the highest cost of the group
    • Gross conversion cost comparison - Energy
  • At market peaks, copper smelter costs driven by acid price
    • Net conversion cost – Global average
  • Conclusions

In this report there are 10 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Every smelter is not the same
    • Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma: Table 1
  • Costs have risen, with aluminium the highest cost of the group
    • Gross conversion cost – Global average
    • Breakdown of gross conversion cost – Zinc smelters
    • Breakdown of gross conversion cost – Copper smelters
    • Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma: Image 4
    • Energy price – Global average
    • Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma: Image 6
    • Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma: Image 7
    • Gross conversion cost comparison - Consumables
  • At market peaks, copper smelter costs driven by acid price
    • Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma: Image 9
  • Conclusions
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