Antaike’s research says smelters returning from maintenance pushed output high, but they expected slightly more.
“China’s August refined zinc output rose 2.8% ... from last year, ... a record monthly high in nearly five years as smelters boosted production.”Reuters, 9/9/2020
Source article (opens in new tab): China’s August zinc output hits record high in nearly five years: Antaike (Reuters)
- China’s 49 zinc producers in the compilation showed a large YoY increase, but also seasonally high increases
- The country’s lead production also rose, but new environmental law may limit output this fall
China’s industrial output is being closely watched, especially as metals prices have risen lately.