METALS-Shanghai zinc jumps to near 4-month top as supplies tighten

Oct 10 (Reuters) - Zinc prices in Shanghai jumped more than 3 percent on Wednesday to their highest since mid-June as output cuts in China buoyed the market.


* The most-traded zinc on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose as much as 3 percent to 23,110 yuan ($3,338.78) a tonne, its loftiest since June 15. Three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange rose 1.2 percent to $2,709 a tonne.

* Production cutbacks at China's zinc smelters in response to tighter environmental checks and weaker profits have tightened supply.

* China accounts for nearly half of global refined zinc production of about 13.5 million tonnes. It is also the largest consumer of the metal.

* Zinc inventories in LME-registered warehouses fell below 200,000 tonnes from more than 250,000 tonnes in August and are nearing 10-year lows. <MZNSTX-TOTAL>

* Stockpiles in Shanghai Futures Exchange storehouses are at 29,204 tonnes, the lowest since 2007. <ZN-STX-SGH>

* Demand for refined zinc will exceed supply by 322,000 tonnes this year and 72,000 tonnes in 2019, the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) said on Monday.

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* Asian shares steadied in early Wednesday trade after world stocks hit eight-week lows the previous day on worries about global economic growth, although the pound stayed firm on hopes for a Brexit deal.


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(Reporting by Naveen Thukral; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)