China Nonferrous Metals News

Domestic zinc output is likely to continue its upward trend and grow further in Q3 2019, thanks to improving operational rates at smelters who were previously on production cuts – despite maintenance at several smelters continuing during July.

Domestic zinc output is likely to lift to more than 500 kt in August, with 200 kt of zinc inChina Nonferrous Metals News

Based on current processing charges (PC) for zinc concentrate together with relatively high zinc prices, smelters can see their profit margins reaching a five-year high. Boosted by high margins, domestic smelters will accelerate the pace of resumption and the output of zinc ingots is likely to rise further in August.

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