Zinc’s Supply & Demand Equation Not Simple Math

May 06, 2015

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)

Global Mine Production Metal Prod

Source: International Lead and Zinc Study Group

 

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

Global Mine Production 2014

Source: International Lead and Zinc Study Group

 

 

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