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The Deepening Deficit That Makes Zinc One of 2016’s Top Bets

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  • Global mine supply seen set for ‘record shortage’ this year
  • China’s refined zinc output to drop for first time since ‘12

The Chinese smelters that churn out more than 40 percent of the world’s zinc may cut production for the first time in four years because they can’t get enough raw material, further lifting prices of one of this year’s strongest-performing commodities.

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