Part 1 Origins and production: History; Industry characteristics; Occurrence; Exploration; Mining and concentration; Extraction and refining. Part 2 Properties and applications: Properties; Grades, shapes and standards; Applications; By-products; Residues, scrap and recycling. Part 3 The market: The structure of the market; The zinc price; Conduct of the market; Shipping; Finance; The role of governments; Organisations serving the industry. Part 4 The future outlook: Environmental concerns; Future trends. Part 5 Appendices.