Mined zinc, lead output down in 2020 - ILZSG

Production of mined zinc and lead both declined in 2020 due to Covid-19-led restrictions in major supplying countries, the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) said on Thursday February 25.

World zinc mine production fell by 5.9% year on year to 12.14 million tonnes last year, while global lead mine output dropped by 5% year on year to 4.48 million tonnes, according to the industry group.

The supply of zinc and lead raw materials was severely disrupted by measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in...

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Julian Luk

February 26, 2021

08:15 GMT

Hong Kong