Each publication contains detailed individual analyst and average (mean) price forecasts for the next 8 quarters, as well as the long-term outlook for the upcoming 10 year period. This is complemented with in-depth graphical and written analysis.

In addition, Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts features a closer look at changes in the macroeconomic outlook in the world’s major economies, and a selection of currency forecasts taken from our Foreign Exchange Consensus Forecasts publication.

Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts

The publication has many practical uses including commodity investment analysis, risk management, corporate planning, and budgeting. The commodities covered have been selected for their global appeal and traded on prominent futures markets such as the London Metal Exchange (LME), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and InterContinental Exchange (ICE).

Forecast Coverage for Zinc

Zinc is primarily used to galvanise other metals such as iron and steel, and has an important role in the automobile, electrical and hardware industries. Zinc is closely associated with lead, since the two base metals are commonly mined together. The zinc forecasts featured in our publication are based on:
  • Zinc LME cash price - Special high grade, 99.995% minimum purity, fob.

Zinc Price History

The chart below illustrates the trend in Zinc prices since January 2011, measured in US$/T. LME Zinc Price Chart

Consensus Forecasts for Zinc

The sample table below has been extracted from our October 2019 survey, showing individual and consensus price forecasts for Zinc. The publication includes forecasts for more than 30 other commodities, and the accompanying Excel file includes individual panellist forecasts for all commodities featured in Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts. Zinc Consensus Price Forecasts

Zinc and Coverage of Other Commodities

A complete sample issue of the publication, which also includes Consensus Forecasts™ for Lead, Nickel and Lithium, as well as other non-ferrous, ferrous and precious metals, can be downloaded by clicking below. If you have any questions, please contact us at Consensus Economics.