As the year works through its second quarter, there appear to be hopes 2015 will be a good year for zinc. Or not.
When it comes to zinc, over the past three years, mine production, metal production and metal usage have all risen.
Global Mine Production, Metal Production and Usage – 2014 ('000 Tonnes)
In terms of mine production, China remains the world’s largest zinc producer. It is also both the world’s largest consumer and its largest refiner of the metal.
Global Mine Production – 2014