Some 2014 European Zinc Premiums Set at $155 to $165

- October 17th, 2013

MetalBulletin reported that some European buyers have agreed to premiums of $155 to $165 for special, high-grade zinc supply in 2014. That’s $20 more than this year’s FCA Rotterdam premiums.

MetalBulletin reported that some European buyers have agreed to premiums of $155 to $165 for special, high-grade zinc supply in 2014. That’s $20 more than this year’s FCA Rotterdam premiums.

As quoted in the market news:

European zinc supply will open up next year as Glencore cedes marketing control of European commodity-grade zinc produced by Nyrstar, which will market the material jointly with Noble from January under a new three-year partnership.

Consumers had hoped that new competition in the European market, as well as potential changes to LME load-out rules, would lead to a reduction in spot and contract premiums next year.

Offsetting this, though, is a tightening balance in the metal market, driven by recovering global demand and increasing metal imports in China seen in recent months.

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