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Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma

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30 June 2014

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 report includes 10 images and tables including:

  • Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma: Table 1
  • 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
  • Smelters - The conversion cost dilemma: Image 9

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