Employees WBMS (World Bureau of Metal Statistics) published data on the state of the world market of non-ferrous metals for the year 2012. According to the Bureau of Statistics, tin, and lead, were delivered to the market in short supply, as aluminum, zinc, copper, and nickel — on the contrary, were present at the warehouses of exchanges with excess.
In particular, the tin sector felt the deficit «of the same name," metal in the amount of 4 thousand. Tonnes. In the production of (globally) at the level of 34.3 thousand. Tons (less than last year's results by 10.4 thousand) demand (too slow, but with a less radical values) amounted to 31.6 thousand. Tonnes.
Lead showed even greater performance gap in consumption from the level of production (though not as massive as last year, but still noticeable). Deficiency of this metal was 14.2 thousand tons in the reporting period (which is 32.4 thousand tons less than in 2011, the year).
aluminum Delivery volumes also significantly shifted to balance the level of demand, but, as in the past year, «winged metal» in the market was «a big advantage» to a zero balance. Despite the increase in production, an excess of the metal (a year earlier amounted to nearly 2 million tons) has decreased to a value of 419 500 tons.
For zinc the past year was characterized by a decrease in volumes and consumption and production. The first of these indicators fell 0.6%, the second — by 3.3%. This resulted in a reduction in excess of 552 thousand «extra» metal tonnes last year to 193 thousand. tons in the current.
The copper sector — as opposed to zinc — both on demand and on the proposal showed positive dynamics. But despite the fact that the volumes produced in 2012. The copper rose 3% (relative pozaproshlogodnih digits), the number of «extra» red metal on the market (due to the parallel increase in consumption) decreased from 244 thousand tonnes (according to 2011) to 66 thousand tons.
Data on nickel are similar in nature: the demand and production in the last year have increased. However, consumption grew by only 101.4 thousand tons, while the volume of supply -. 1.95 million tonnes, which led to the formation of surplus of year-end (in the version of the statistical WBMS) 117 thousand tons.