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Cautious optimism for zinc, despite burnt fingers

Too often in previous years those betting on higher zinc prices have suffered burnt fingers, but for now some are cautiously optimistic that a deficit and falling stocks will buoy prices.   Historically, supplies of the metal — used to galvanise steel ...

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Global Zinc market in small surplus during Jan ’15, says ILZSG

The most recent statistics released by the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) indicates that the global zinc market ended in a small surplus during the initial month of the New Year. The surplus amounted to 1,900 tons during the month, ...

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Record China zinc output may curb price as deficit narrows

Zinc may extend price declines as record output in China reduces a global deficit. According to Wood Mackenzie Ltd, the metal has dropped 16% after peaking at a three year high in July, taking it closer to the 20% loss ...

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Mitsui Mining sees zinc price rising toward $2 300 later in 2015

Japan’s biggest zinc smelter, Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co Ltd, expects the zinc price to recover toward $2 300 a tonne in the second half of the year because of a likely deficit in the global refined zinc market through 2017. Mitsui ...

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Mitsui Mining sees zinc price rising toward $2,300 later in 2015

Japan’s biggest zinc smelter, Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co Ltd <5706.T>, expects the zinc price to recover toward $2,300 a tonne in the second half of the year because of a likely deficit in the global refined zinc market through 2017.   ...

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Zinc Price Could Hit an Inflection Point Near Term

At the 2015 AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup, Stefan Ioannou, mining analyst at Haywood Securities, shared his thoughts on the zinc market and gave some insight into what’s been driving the metal’s positive outlook. While most commodities, including base metals, have been ...

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Zinc Price Boosted by Mine Strike and US, China Data

It may only be Monday, but zinc is already having a good week.    Bloomberg reported Sunday that the base metal had advanced for the third day in a row, with three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange (LME) rising 0.3 percent ...

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Zinc Market Morning Review (2014-10-13)

Market fears over global economic growth increased now that major economic indicators from Europe weakened, pushing down US stocks to plunge. LME zinc prices opened at USD 2,333/mt last Friday, then edged down to a weekly low of USD 2,303.25/mt, finding support ...

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Zinc price rises on growing global demand

The price value of zinc exceeded the highest value point; which was in the year 2009, in the first better half of this year. The main reason behind this unexpected rise in the metal is stated to be the increase of global ...

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Zinc Market Morning Review (2014-9-22)

LME zinc prices opened at USD 2,256.75/mt overnight, then touched USD 2,282/mt. Scottish people voted no to Scottish independence, in line with market expectations. But growing market expectations of an interest rate hike by the Fed boosted the US dollar index to ...

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