Poorer consumption to lower zinc prices in Jan

SMM expects the SHFE most liquid zinc contract to be weak in Jan, with a floor at 20,000 yuan/mt

Smm Insight

11:45:29AM Jan 08, 2019

Market commentary Zinc
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

Smm Insight

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Wire and cable Copper
SMM research: Zinc smelters in Sichuan

Output across China in 2018 is estimated to be 2.31% less than that in 2017

Smm Insight

10:28:42AM Dec 19, 2018

Zinc
Losses, poorer demand extend decline in Nov operating rates at galvanising plants

Operating rates averaged 81.62% in Nov, down 2.4 percentage points from Oct

Data Analysis

10:57:31AM Dec 14, 2018

Operating rates Galvanising
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

Smm Insight

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

Data Analysis

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Operating rates Wire and cable
Supply bottlenecks, stable demand to steady SHFE zinc into near term

Current supply bottlenecks and stable demand across Chinese markets are likely to limit downside room in SHFE zinc

Smm Insight

11:38:23AM Nov 28, 2018

Market commentary Zinc
Zinc concentrate imports from Australia grow

Imports grew after the commissioning of the Dugald River mine

Data Analysis

10:19:05AM Nov 23, 2018

Customs data Zinc Zinc concentrate
Seaborne, domestic arrivals grow zinc social stocks

Social inventories of refined zinc across Shanghai, Guangdong and Tianjin came in at 129,500 mt as of Monday Nov 19

Data Analysis

01:46:36PM Nov 19, 2018

Inventory data Zinc
Fewer seaborne inflow to support zinc prices

China’s imports of zinc ingot in 2018 is likely to fall some 15% from 2017

Smm Insight

10:25:00AM Nov 15, 2018

Zinc
Poorer consumption to lower zinc prices in Jan

Poorer consumption to lower zinc prices in Jan

SMM expects the SHFE most liquid zinc contract to be weak in Jan, with a floor at 20,000 yuan/mt

11:45:29AM Jan 08, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Zinc
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Smm Insight

Wire and cable Copper
SMM research: Zinc smelters in Sichuan

SMM research: Zinc smelters in Sichuan

Output across China in 2018 is estimated to be 2.31% less than that in 2017

10:28:42AM Dec 19, 2018

Smm Insight

Zinc
Losses, poorer demand extend decline in Nov operating rates at galvanising plants

Losses, poorer demand extend decline in Nov operating rates at galvanising plants

Operating rates averaged 81.62% in Nov, down 2.4 percentage points from Oct

10:57:31AM Dec 14, 2018

Data Analysis

Operating rates Galvanising
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Smm Insight

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Data Analysis

Operating rates Wire and cable
Supply bottlenecks, stable demand to steady SHFE zinc into near term

Supply bottlenecks, stable demand to steady SHFE zinc into near term

Current supply bottlenecks and stable demand across Chinese markets are likely to limit downside room in SHFE zinc

11:38:23AM Nov 28, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Zinc
Zinc concentrate imports from Australia grow

Zinc concentrate imports from Australia grow

Imports grew after the commissioning of the Dugald River mine

10:19:05AM Nov 23, 2018

Data Analysis

Customs data Zinc Zinc concentrate
Seaborne, domestic arrivals grow zinc social stocks

Seaborne, domestic arrivals grow zinc social stocks

Social inventories of refined zinc across Shanghai, Guangdong and Tianjin came in at 129,500 mt as of Monday Nov 19

01:46:36PM Nov 19, 2018

Data Analysis

Inventory data Zinc
Fewer seaborne inflow to support zinc prices

Fewer seaborne inflow to support zinc prices

China’s imports of zinc ingot in 2018 is likely to fall some 15% from 2017

10:25:00AM Nov 15, 2018

Smm Insight

Zinc