Market Forecasts

The Statistical and Forecasting Committee conducts comprehensive six-monthly surveys of the views of both its members and their industry advisers and publishes corresponding short-term market forecasts together with a detailed market review.


The preliminary and revised detailed forecasts for the global lead and zinc markets are circulated to member countries at the October and Spring Meetings. Summaries are also made available to the world metals’ press.


The information provided by members enables the Committee to prepare forecasts that take into account the opinions of government and industry participants worldwide. As a consequence, the information they contain provides a unique perspective on the outlook for the global lead and zinc markets, attracting widespread interest amongst the global base metal’s community.


The accuracy of each set of forecasts is carefully monitored and reported on, once the actual figures become available.