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Top of the league - But why? A review of zinc smelter cost leagues


Top of the league - But why? A review of zinc smelter cost leagues

Report summary

The profitability of a zinc smelter is measured in terms of its cash margin. The actual position of a smelter in a cash margin league is driven by 2 factors; the total revenue it generates from processing raw materials and the cash conversion cost of doing so.

For a smelter to move to a higher cash margin position it is clear that it must maximise total revenue and/or reduce cash conversion cost.


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  • Executive summary
  • Cash margin
  • Total revenue - dominated by treatment charge and bonus metal revenues
  • Cash conversion cost - location drives energy and labour costs
    • So how to become top of the league ?

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Cash margin
    • 2014 Cash margin league
    • Top 10 smelters by cash margin
    • Bottom 10 smelters by cash margin
  • Total revenue - dominated by treatment charge and bonus metal revenues
    • Breakdown of total revenue - 2014
    • 2014 Total revenue league
    • Top 10 smelters by total revenue
    • Bottom 10 smelters by total revenue
  • Cash conversion cost - location drives energy and labour costs
    • 2014 Cash conversion cost league
    • 10 lowest cost smelters
    • 10 highest cost smelters
    • Breakdown of cash conversion cost - 2014
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