Zinc prices fluctuate and rise this week
According to the Commodity Market Analysis System of the Business Society, as of September 18th, the zinc price was 22062 yuan/ton, an increase of 1.88% compared to the fluctuating zinc price of 21654 yuan/ton on September 11th. The economic data in August saw marginal improvement, macroeconomic recovery, market confidence improvement and recovery, and the zinc market was positive. This week, zinc prices fluctuated and rose.
Marginal improvement in economic data for August
Under the stimulus of a package of stable growth policies, the economic data in August saw a marginal improvement. The total retail sales of consumer goods increased by 4.6% year-on-year, an increase of 2.1 percentage points compared to the previous month, and the market expected 3.5%; The added value of industries above designated size increased by 4.5% year-on-year, an increase of 0.8 percentage points compared to the previous month, and the market expects it to be 4.2%. The growth rate of retail sales of goods has significantly increased, and residents’ consumer confidence has increased. The retail sales of goods increased by 3.7% year-on-year in August, an increase of 2.7 percentage points compared to the previous month. Promotional policies and events such as car shows have boosted demand for cars, with retail sales increasing by 1.1% year-on-year (-1.5%). The acceleration of housing completion has led to an improvement in post real estate cycle consumption, with furniture increasing by 4.8% year-on-year (previous value of 0.1%) and household appliances and audio equipment decreasing by 2.9% year-on-year (previous value of -5.5%). Under policy stimulus, macroeconomic growth and expected rebound in demand for zinc are favorable for the zinc market.
Future Market Forecast
According to data analysts from Business Society, the implementation of policies has led to a comprehensive recovery in domestic macroeconomic data, with a growth rate exceeding expectations, and an expected rebound in demand in the zinc market. Overall, macroeconomic benefits have stimulated both supply and demand in the zinc market, and it is expected that zinc prices will fluctuate and rise in the future.