IZA CONF 2018: China zinc output to rise, demand to fall - CHR

A rise in Chinese zinc production over the coming years will coincide with either a fall or a moderation in that country’s demand for the material, according to Claire Hassall, director and zinc market specialist at base metal research firm CHR Metals.

Although the country’s recent focus on pollution led to the closure of a number of mines in 2017, “I don’t think that has led to a fall in Chinese mine production,” Hassall told delegates on Tuesday February 13, speaking at the International Zinc Association conference in Carlsbad, in the US state of California.
The mines that ended up being closed were “the last of the really small mining operations in China” and likely did not produce much material, she said.

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Millicent Dent

February 15, 2018

01:21 GMT

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