SMM4, 3, according to SMM research, March zinc smelter operating rate compared with the previous month decreased by 2.14 percentage points. What about smelter production in April?
According to the SMM survey, fewer smelters were overhauled in January-February 2018, but in March, although the number of days of production increased by a few days compared with February, the output of some refineries increased slightly. However, on the whole, there are more new maintenance and refining enterprises, resulting in a reduction of more than 10,000 tons in output compared with the previous month.
In April, although some refineries were overhauled in March and production resumed, SMM expects the operating rate to start in April or continue to decline, depending on the company's scheduling arrangements.
For a detailed analysis of the start-up of the refinery, see "General report on China's Zinc Industry chain", contact: QQ2881570887)