Zinc Price Outlook

Zinc prices continued to rise over recent weeks, supported by booming Chinese zinc demand, as steel production soars. On 11 September, zinc traded at USD 2,448 per metric ton, which was up 2.3% from the same day last month. Moreover, the price was 7.4% higher on a year-to-date basis and was up 3.8% from the same day last year. A continued improvement in demand and constrained global supply sent zinc prices soaring to an over nine-month high in August and early September. China’s booming steel production, supported by strong stimulus to offset the economic damage caused by the pandemic, led to a rally in zinc prices. Strong demand from China particularly benefited producers in Australia, Kazakhstan and South Korea. Meanwhile, zinc supply remains constrained due to disruptions caused by the pandemic: Bolivia’s largest mine suspended operations for a second time this year due to a Covid-19 outbreak, contributing to upside price pressures. However, LME stocks are reportedly high, meaning demand recovery outside China remains weak, which could signal some loss in momentum later in the quarter.

Zinc Price History Data (USD per metric ton, aop)

2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  
Zinc 1929.03  2092.83  2890.89  2920.33  2548.76  

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Note: High Grade Zinc, prices in USD per metric ton (mt). Daily prices.

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