Zinc, lead TCs rise ahead of Lunar New Year; benchmark negotiations start

Zinc and lead treatment charges (TCs) were on the rise in the fortnight to Friday January 28 amid a range of headwinds stalling purchases in China, while negotiations for 2022 benchmark contracts are said to have started.

Fastmarkets assessed zinc spot concentrate TCs, cif China, at $110-135 per tonne on Friday, up by $15-20 per tonne from $90-120 per tonne on January 14.

Market participants noted a...


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Yiwen Ju

January 28, 2022

15:19 GMT

London, Shanghai