Zinc End Uses
According to the International Zinc Association, the major use of zinc is for galvanizing, i.e., protecting steel from corrosion. Other significant uses include that in brass and bronze and in zinc-based alloys used in the die-casting industry.
Major Zinc End Uses
Source: International Zinc Association
The Zinc Miners
At BMO’s 2015 Global Metals & Mining conference at the end of February this year, Nystar gave a presentation that included—using figures sourced from Wood Mackenzie’s global zinc long-term outlook Q4 2014 and Nystar itself—charts of the five-largest zinc smelting companies and five-largest zinc mining companies.
Five Largest Zinc Mining Companies ('000 Tonnes)
Five Largest Zinc Smelting Companies ('000 Tonnes)