SHANGHAI, Apr. 20 (SMM) - World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS) data show global zinc market was in 177,000 tonnes of deficit during January and February 2017, compared to 258,000 tonnes of deficit in 2016.
Global refined zinc output added 6.0% year-on-year in the first two months of the year. Consumption was up 7%, with 87,000 tonnes from Japan, up 16% year-on-year.
Global refined zinc demand increased 143,000 tonnes on a yearly basis during January-February. China’s apparent zinc consumption was 967,000 tonnes, representing 44% of global total.
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