Zinc is the third most commonly produced transition metal (after iron and copper) and is particularly appreciated for its good corrosion resistance.
According to International Lead and Zinc Study data, after six years of surplus, the world zinc market posted a deficit of 60 kt in 2013, with production estimated at 13 Mt.
The zinc market in the world is dominated by the mining giant Glencore, which holds more than 60% of the production.
Glencore, the main player in the zinc market, decided in 2014 to reduce its production by a third in order to increase the value of this rare mining resource.
The growth of the Chinese economy, which consumes about 42% of the world's zinc, suggests good prospects for the global zinc market.
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