The perspective drawn by the International Study Group on Lead and Zinc on zinc is that global consumption of Zn by 4.4 percent to 10.43 million tons in the next two years, with a growth of 4.3 percent to 10.88 million tons in the next two years. The 2014-2018 period will increase. The main reason for this is increased consumption in the galvanized industry in China and investment in infrastructure projects such as the construction of new roads, railway lines and power transmission facilities, rapid development of housing and the automotive industry.
Due to easy access to raw materials (zinc ingots) for consumer industries in Iran, especially in the field of galvanizing and oxide production, its consumption has increased dramatically, according to the information received, domestic consumption has reached about 70 thousand tons this year.
The maximum amount of apparent consumption during these years (2014-2010) is 13 million tons. The apparent consumption of lead and zinc in the world during the years 2010 and 2011 has been fairly constant, and given the global production of these years, the relative balance between supply and demand has been established.