Experts say China could soon look to import refined metal as its available zinc concentrate continues to fall, per a May 2013 Economic Times report (http://nnw.fm/v8PAW). The falling demand there for steel galvanization is partly to blame; a national crackdown on industrial pollution is helping to drive this decline as well. A decline in refined zinc output from 43,400 tonnes in March 2017 to 41,300 tonnes in April 2017 has been noted by the National Bureau of Statistics, and refined metal production has been affected by major mine closures in Australia and Ireland. In contrast to Chinese production cuts, Kootenay Zinc Corp. (CSE: ZNK) (OTCQB: KTNNF) has stepped up its exploration efforts to meet a global demand for zinc imports.
In a recent press release (http://nnw.fm/2k1MI), the company reported that China boosted its refined zinc imports 21 percent year-over-year while, according to Reuters, zinc ore and concentrates shipments rose 44 percent. These are just a few statistics proving the importance of Kootenay Zinc Corp.’s step up of zinc exploration. The Vancouver-based company is expanding its exploration program at its Sully Property, which is 18 miles east of one of the…
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