Developments in zinc prices
Zinc is part of the hot-dip galvanizing process where the zinc binds to the steel and forms a protective layer. DOT calculates the average zinc price every month which is then used to calculate the zinc regulation.
The zinc regulation will be made in accordance with the average zinc price in the previous month as noted on the London Metal Exchange (LME) + Premium. Minimum 2.147 EUR per kg. Premium covers costs for manufacturing, transport, warehouse and administration, etc. to the zinc producer.
Premium is adjusted annually per 1st of January.
The zinc regulation will be made on the 1st of the month.Download zinc regulation