US zinc premiums steady in tight market

Mar 13, 2013 | 11:54 AM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  zinc premiums, zinc supply, special high grade zinc, SHG zinc, zinc alloy premiums, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Special-high-grade zinc premiums remained steady this week, although some market participants say the material has become difficult to obtain.

Premiums continued to trade in a range of 7.5 to 8.5 cents per pound, with consumers split on which end of the range was seeing the most activity.

"Zinc has been hard to get. It doesn’t seem like anybody has any around right now. We bought some today and had to pay 8.5 cents per pound for it, and we’d been getting it regularly at 8," one consumer said.....

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