Zinc, lead demand continue to outstrip output

July 18, 2017

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New analysis by the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) has found that demand for zinc grew by 1.14% during the first five months of 2017, with mine output rising 6.3% and refined metal up 0.4%.
In its latest report published on Monday, the ILZSG said that preliminary data it had recently compiled pointed to a global refined zinc market deficit of 178 000 t in the period, and total reported inventories declined by 167 000 t over the same period.

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