China’s Zinc Output at Five-Year High

September 11, 2020October 3rd, 2020
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Antaike’s research says smelters returning from maintenance pushed output high, but they expected slightly more. 

“China’s August refined zinc output rose 2.8% ... from last year, ... a record monthly high in nearly five years as smelters boosted production.”

Reuters, 9/9/2020

Article Summary

  • China’s 49 zinc producers in the compilation showed a large YoY increase, but also seasonally high increases
  • The country’s lead production also rose, but new environmental law may limit output this fall


China’s industrial output is being closely watched, especially as metals prices have risen lately.

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