Stricter environmental policies in China are likely to weigh on the zinc die-casting industry. The industry faces pressure from policies such as production cuts, regulations around dust and explosions
China's growth into the world's largest consumer of auto tyres since 2016 is of great significance to the domestic zinc oxide industry
Development of 5G networks in China is likely to bolster the demand for galvanised steel in next two to three years
China’s lead consumption is mainly buoyed by the use of secondary lead as the country’s lead ore output has declined since 2012
Profits in China’s lead and zinc industries are likely to diverge further as processing fees decline and costs of ore materials rise
China’s secondary lead consumption is likely to exceed primary lead consumption in the future as recycling resources gains importance
Prices of refined indium has almost doubled from levels seen in August 2017 as raw material production was depressed by China’s stricter environmental protection policy this year.
price review forecast
China’s zinc fundamentals are likely to reach a tight balance by 2019 given smelters’ new capacities, according to SMM senior analyst Liu Mengyue.
Growth of domestic downstream demand for lead is likely to slow this year as lead consumption from power batteries decline, said Xia Wenming, SMM's senior analyst of the lead industry
Environmental taxes are likely to drive up production costs for nonferrous metals, given the high levels of emissions in production
Operating rates across China's silicon plants in April fell 6.6 percentage points from March and stood at 34.8%, an SMM survey showed.