Zinc alloy producers expect premiums to rise

Dec 12, 2012 | 12:52 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  zinc alloy pricing, SHG zinc premium, special high grade zinc, 2013 contracts, zinc alloy premiums, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Zinc alloy producers have forecast higher spot prices for 2013 due to higher contract premiums for special-high-grade (SHG) zinc, with the contract season largely drawing to a close.

One alloy producer told AMM that his company would look at moving alloy prices up by a penny going into next year. SHG contract premiums have been reported in a range of 7.5 to 8.5 cents by consumers and producers (amm.com, Nov. 14), at least a penny higher than contract....

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