World zinc, lead markets in deficit in May: ILZSG

Jul 24, 2013 | 05:51 PM | Everdeen Mason

Tags  International Lead and Zinc Study Group, lead, zinc, supply, usage, Everdeen Mason

NEW YORK — The global zinc and lead markets were in deficit in May despite an uptick in global production in both metals, according to preliminary data from the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) released July 23.
The zinc market registered a 7,000-tonne deficit in May with metal production at almost 1.11 million tonnes vs. close to 1.06 million tonnes in May 2012. Meanwhile consumption rose to 1.12 million tonnes in May 2013 vs. almost 1.04 million tonnes in May 2012. ....





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