INSIDE CHINA: China relies more on domestic zinc concentrate supply

China's reliance on domestic zinc concentrate has risen to nearly 90% from a previous 70-80% range, says Bonnie Liu, gm of GF Futures (Hong Kong), as supply of foreign zinc concentrate tightened while Chinese output rose due to profitable zinc prices.

However, strict environmental checks will make it harder for idled domestic zinc mining capacity to restart. Treatment charges for imported concentrate to stabilise in 2H Chinese zinc concentrate imports have been decreasing since...


Fastmarkets staff

August 22, 2016

09:45 GMT

Hong Kong