Zinc Market News Directory

Will the Zinc Price Continue to Rise?

Mineweb's Kip Keen said in a recent article that the zinc price is starting to show signs of life once again, having crossed the threshold of $1 per pound. However, in his piece he questions whether the base metal will be able to keep its head above that level for long.

Significant Zinc Shortage around the Corner

Bloomberg reported that a significant shortage of zinc is around the corner as zinc mines that have produced the metal for decades are now tapped out, with Morgan Stanley estimating that by 2017 more than 1.2 million metric tons of annual mined supply of zinc will be taken out of production.

Is Zinc Headed for a Bear Market?

While most market watchers are bullish on the outlook for zinc, that's not the case for all. Case in point: Bloomberg published an article on Friday that makes the case that zinc is "on the verge of a bear market" because Chinese output is pushing production levels "to a record, outweighing a global deficit."

Mitsui Mining Expects Zinc Price to Hit $2,300 a Tonne

Mining Weekly reported that Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. (TSE:5706), which holds the biggest zinc smelter in Japan, expects the zinc price to hit $2,300 a tonne in the second half of 2015. The prediction comes on the back an anticipated rise in the zinc price.