Global Zinc Mining to 2020

Total world zinc reserves amounted to 250.5 million tonnes (Mt) at the end of 2013, with Australia, China, Peru, Mexico, India, the US and Kazakhstan collectively having 72% of the total zinc ore reserves.

Global zinc mine production was 13.7Mt in 2013, up by 1% from 2012. China, Australia, Peru, India, the US, Mexico and Canada contributed 76.8% of the total zinc mine production in 2013.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the global zinc mining industry, together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry.

It also provides information about reserves, production, consumption, prices, the competitive landscape, and major global active, exploration and development projects.

Key Highlights

• China was the biggest contributor, with 37.2% of total zinc mine production in 2013. The main producing provinces in China are Hunan, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Guangxi and Inner Mongolia, which together contributed around 70% of the country’s total production.

• Over the forecast period (2014–2020), world zinc mine production is projected to fall to 13.2Mt in 2020, while global zinc consumption, which was 13.2Mt in 2013 and up by 7.4% compared to 2012, is expected to reach 16.8Mt in 2020.

• A lack of investment in large-scale projects, the exhaustion of large operating mines and a gradual recovery of the global economy are expected to push the global zinc market into a state of pronounced deficit and apply upward pressure on prices.

• Upcoming zinc projects are mainly owned by small-scale companies, which account for 40% of global zinc production. Nine projects, with combined reserves of 334.3Mt, are scheduled to commence operations during 2014–2016.

Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of the global zinc mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, historic and forecast production, consumption, prices, and the competitive landscape.

Companies mentioned

MMG Ltd

Teck Resources Ltd

Hindustan Zinc Ltd

Glencore Plc

Kazakhmys Plc

Nyrstar NV

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 The Global Zinc Mining Industry

2.1 Overview

2.2 Global Zinc Mining – Drivers

2.3 Global Zinc Mining – Restraints

3 Global Zinc Mining – Reserves, Production and Consumption

3.1 Reserves by Grades and Geographic Regions

3.2 Historical and Forecast Production

3.2.1 Total production by country

3.3 Zinc Prices

3.4 Total Production by Major Mines

3.5 Total Production by Mining Type

3.6 Major Exploration and Development Projects

3.7 Global Zinc Consumption

3.8 Demand Drivers

3.8.1 Increasing demand from advanced and emerging nations, and by end use

4 Competitive Landscape

4.1 MMG Ltd

4.2 Teck Resources Ltd

4.3 Hindustan Zinc Ltd

4.4 Glencore Plc

4.5 Kazakhmys Plc

4.6 Nyrstar NV

5 Appendix

5.1 What is this Report About?

5.2 Methodology

5.3 Secondary Research

5.4 Primary Research

5.5 Contact GlobalData

5.6 About GlobalData

5.7 GlobalData’s Services

5.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Global Zinc Reserves by Country (Million Tonnes), 2013

Table 2: Global Zinc Mining – Zinc Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 3: Global Zinc Mining – Major Active Mines (APAC), 2014

Table 4 Global Zinc Mining – Major Active Mines (MEA), 2014

Table 5: Global Zinc Mining – Major Active Mines (SCA), 2014

Table 6: Global Zinc Mining – Major Active Mines (North America), 2014

Table 7: Global Zinc Mining – Major Active Mines (Europe), 2014

Table 8: Global Zinc Mining – Major Exploration Projects (MEA), 2014

Table 9: Global Zinc Mining – Major Exploration Projects (APAC), 2014

Table 10: Global Zinc Mining – Major Exploration Projects (SCA), 2014

Table 11: Global Zinc Mining – Major Exploration Projects (North America), 2014

Table 12: Global Zinc Mining – Major Exploration Projects (Europe), 2014

Table 13: Global Zinc Mining – Major Development Projects (APAC), 2014

Table 14: Global Zinc Mining – Major Development Projects (MEA), 2014

Table 15: Global Zinc Mining – Major Development Projects (SCA), 2014

Table 16: Global Zinc Mining – Major Development Projects (North America), 2014

Table 17: Global Zinc Mining – Major Development Projects (Europe), 2014

Table 18: Global Zinc Mining – Zinc Metal Consumption (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 19: Global Zinc Mining – MMG Limited (MMG) – Major Projects, 2014

Table 20: Global Zinc Mining – Teck Resources Limited – Major Projects, 2014

Table 21: Global Zinc Mining – Hindustan Zinc Limited – Major Projects, 2014

Table 22: Global Zinc Mining – Glencore plc – Major Projects, 2014

Table 23: Global Zinc Mining – Kazakhmys PLC– Major Projects – 2014

Table 24: Global Zinc Mining – Nyrstar NV – Major Projects, 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Zinc Mining – Zinc Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 2: Global Zinc Mining – Production by Country (%), 2013

Figure 3: Global Zinc Mining – World Nominal Zinc Prices (US$/Tonne), 2000–2013

Figure 4: Global Zinc Mining – World Nominal Zinc Prices Forecast (US$/Tonne), 2013–2020

Figure 5: Global Zinc Mining – Zinc Metal Consumption (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 6: Global Zinc Mining – Consumption by End–Use (%), 2013

Figure 7: Chinese Imports of Zinc Ores and Concentrates (Tonnes), 2009–2013

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