5 Zinc Price Drivers to Watch in 2018

As zinc prices continue to trend upwards, Wood Mackenzie analysts share their thoughts on five factors that could impact the market in 2018.

The World's Biggest Zinc Producers

According to the International Lead & Zinc Study Group, refined zinc production reached 12.8 million tons (or about 28 million pounds) in 2013. The ten largest zinc producers accounted for just over 5.8 million tons or 45 percent of the world total. The ten largest refiners include both companies that mine and refine their own zinc ores, as well as refiners that purchase from independent mines. In many cases, refiners use both their own and sourced zinc ore supplies.


Morgan Stanley bearish on iron ore, bullish on base metals

Think zinc

August 24, 2016 * Production drying up at big zinc mines * That is curbing oversupply, boosting prices * Zinc market up nearly 50 pct this year * Miners rushing to invest in new zinc output * But some analysts caution that demand could ease in second-half


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