Irving, Texas (PRWEB) March 24, 2013
The global zinc market is forecast to reach an estimated $34.4 billion in 2018 with good growth over the next five years. Industrialization and urbanization have supported the demand for zinc, as well as the increasing population in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global zinc industry and presents its findings in “Global Zinc Industry 2012-2017: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis.”
The zinc industry, which is highly fragmented, is dominated by Asia. A combination of factors such as fluctuating exchange rates, demand from investment sector, changing trade policy, vacillations in input prices, general economic conditions, and end-user markets all impact industry dynamics significantly.
Lucintel’s research indicates a declined profitability of the industry resulting in increased competition in the industry. Players are also cutting their margins to sustain in the market. For increasing their share, players are acquiring new mines and projects to possess captive sources for raw materials, which will result in cost effectiveness. A competitive landscape exists among the top players and their strategy is excessively strong for new entrants to be able enter the upper echelon.
As the study indicates, increasing demand of zinc for galvanizing steel from construction sector, demand of zinc alloys and die-casting in automobile sector, and investment in infrastructure development are the industry’s major drivers. The zinc industry is expected to face certain challenges such as rising energy costs and achieving economies of scale to reduce costs and improve the quality of output. Other difficulties include scarcity of raw materials from the mining sector, such as zinc sulfide, and government regulations that cover mining. Rapidly increasing raw materials prices have also posed a challenge to the players in maintaining their profitability trend.
This industry research report provides an overview of the global zinc industry, tracking one market segment of that industry in four geographic regions. Thus, a total of four segments of the global zinc industry are tracked.
For a detailed table of contents and pricing information on this timely, insightful report, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or via email at helpdesk(at)lucintel(dot)com. Lucintel provides cutting-edge decision support services that facilitate critical decisions with greater speed, insight, Merger & Acquisition and cost efficiency.