Spot zinc premiums stall on slow 2013 start

Jan 03, 2013 | 12:37 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  zinc alloy premiums, SHG zinc premiums, special high grade zinc, LME, zinc contracts, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Free-market zinc alloy prices were unchanged Wednesday, while one special-high-grade (SHG) zinc consumer decided to lock in just a six-month contract due to the "uncertainty over premiums."

Market participants reported almost no activity following the year-end holiday, with SHG spot premiums unchanged at 7.5 to 8.5 cents per pound and the benchmark No. 3 alloy premium steady at....

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