Freight, supply concerns lift zinc premiums

Jan 17, 2013 | 03:12 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  zinc alloy premiums, SHG premiums, special-high-grade zinc, zinc prices, zinc, London Metal Exchange, LME, New Orleans warehouse Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Free-market zinc alloy premiums have risen by a penny, with alloy producers citing increased freight costs and a perceived tightness of special-high-grade (SHG) zinc.

The benchmark No. 3 and No. 7 alloys increased to a range of 18 to 20 cents per pound from 17 to 19 cents, while the No. 5 alloy moved to 20 to 22 cents from 19 to 21 cents.....

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