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Fitch Solutions Revises Zinc Price

Metal News - Published on Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Research firm Fitch Solutions Macro Research has revised its 2019 zinc price forecast downwards to an average of USD 2 500 per tonne, compared with the previously forecast of USD 2 600 per tonne. This revision comes on the back of a steady decline in investor sentiment feeding into weakened demand for zinc owing to the ongoing US–China trade war, bringing prices lower over the third quarter. Over the next quarter, Fitch expects prices to stabilise around spot levels.

While targeted stimulus from the Chinese government will feed into increased demand for steel, and thus zinc, this will be offset by strong refined zinc supply growth in China, Fitch indicates.
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Moreover, it expects that its now slightly bullish view of the dollar will cap the price appreciation stemming from subdued global refined zinc supply outside China.

Over the coming years, Fitch expects zinc prices to remain on a slow downtrend as the market deficit narrows owing to waning consumption on the back of weakening steel production growth in China.

It forecasts prices to reach an average of USD 2 350 per tonne by 2023.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 19 Sep 2019
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